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Tuesday, June 16, 20200 - New Jersey Economic Development Authority CEO Tim Sullivan speaks at Gov. Phil Murphy's daily COVID-19 press briefing in the George Washington Ballroom at the Trenton War Memorial. (Pool photo by Michael Mancuso | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

Murphy admin pushes back on notion of anti-business climate amid pandemic

Speaking during a panel discussion at the 2020 Propelify Innovation Festival powered by TechUnited New Jersey, NJEDA Chief Executive Officer Tim Sullivan said his agency has handled “something like 55,000 applications” in the wake of COVID-19, compared to a "normal year" in which the agency typically interacts with less than 500 companies seeking state financial assistance.

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Typical New England or Midwest downtown main street. This street scene could be any small town U.S.A. Old brick buildings turned into small businesses, shops and cafe's.

OPINION: Family unfriendly

Throughout the country, and especially in New Jersey, Democrats and Republicans have supported policies and programs that are putting mom-and-pop entrepreneurs out of business, writes Fairleigh Dickinson University Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Executive Director Dale G. Caldwell.

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