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Feb 6, 2013

1.8 billion in Sandy aid on its way to New Jersey

New Jersey will receive $1.8 billion to aid businesses, homeowners and municipalities in the areas most severely harmed by Hurricane Sandy as part of the first wave of a $50.5 billion federal disaster relief package, state delegates announced today.

Feb 6, 2013

At Business Action Center, convincing executives they have a friend in Trenton

The New Jersey Business Action Center was created by the Chris Christie administration to reach out to businesses considering moving to New Jersey or expanding here — and to intervene when discouraged companies consider pulling up stakes. It is part of the administration's Partnership for Action, which so far has worked with companies to...

Feb 6, 2013

Survey indicates growing concern from small businesses about survival

A New Jersey banking expert, though, said access to credit for small businesses in the state is at an all-time high since the financial crisis began.

Feb 6, 2013

Sales don’t match boasts of Christmases past, but retail on positive trajectory

Though sales growth among New Jersey brick-and-mortar retailers throughout the 2012 Christmas season was weaker than the previous year's Christmas boost, the scope of leasing activity in the state indicates the sector is on a positive trajectory, according to a survey by retail real estate services firm Levin Management Corp.

Feb 6, 2013

Labor plans 11M in Sandy recovery training grants

To help businesses recover from Sandy, the state Labor Department later this month will start awarding “Recovery4Jersey” employee training grants designed to rebuild the competitiveness of employers whose operations were hampered by the storm.

Feb 6, 2013

Deals and Moves Feb. 6

Health office supplies contract, drug offer withdrawal, home care center opening.

Feb 5, 2013

Trip to New Orleans highlighted Super Bowl opportunities for business in 2014

For New Jersey tourism leaders, the challenge of hosting a two-state Super Bowl next year only became more apparent after visiting New Orleans last week.

Feb 5, 2013

Experts consider how to address communications challenges ahead of next Sandy

The Federal Communications Commission today held its first field hearings with local telecommunications executives, legislators, consumer advocates and academic experts to address vulnerabilities in the region's wired and wireless infrastructure that left millions of people unable to make calls in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, FCC Chairman Julius...

Feb 5, 2013

Capital One opens mobile financial literacy center in Newark

The program is designed to give students extra instruction in areas that will better prepare them for careers in business.

Feb 5, 2013

Bills aim to help homeowners navigate insurance

The Senate Commerce Committee on Monday released a pair of bills aimed at protecting homeowners both before and after natural disasters.

Feb 5, 2013

Deals and Moves Feb. 5

Shopping center sale, liquid filters distribution agreement, office acquisition.

Feb 4, 2013

State puts more resources behind ‘mobile cabinet’ to assist in Sandy recovery

Beginning Tuesday, the state Department of Banking and Insurance will combine resources with the Department of Community Affairs, the Business Action Center and the DEP at a Union Beach site.