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Welcome sign of a bar or pub, with reminder to wear mask and observe social distancing. Concept of new normal operations in a bar or restaurant.

Trouble ahead? (access required)

Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement that he was taking the “most aggressive steps” on reopening so far in the pandemic generated considerable excitement among business owners. But some groups question whether employers will be able to scale up to meet demand once the restrictions are eased. And public health experts worry that the state might be jumping the gun.

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Capacity limits (access required)

A new push to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure will likely boost the already high demand for engineering services — but a shortage of STEM-trained job candidates could crimp firms’ ability to handle the new projects. There’s a bright side, though: To fill the gap, companies are increasing their outreach to historically underrepresented groups.

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Business barriers (access required)

With capacity limits being lifted May 19 and patrons allowed to sit on barstools again May 7, restaurants will have the opportunity to bring in more business in a less rulebound way, reminiscent of pre-pandemic business.

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Infrastructure opportunities (access required)

If President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal is passed in some form, T&M Associates and other engineering firms could see a lot more work like the firm's construction management and inspection services for the $13 million Grasselli Access Road Bridge in Linden coming their way — and the Northeast region as a whole will be better off, according to John Cimino, chief strategy officer at the national engineering and technical services consulting company.

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Linden Landfill solar farm - GZA

Seeing some green (access required)

The Biden administration has placed environmental technology — including solar, wind and other “green energy” solutions — front and center of the national conversation. Besides being good for the planet, this emphasis will likely mean more activity for engineering firms, according to local experts.

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Gov. Phil Murphy approves legislation to create $15 million arts and culture COVID-19 relief program on April 8, 2021, in Long Branch.

Murphy seeks $235M in new COVID relief for businesses (access required)

Under the proposal, the NJEDA would allocate $120 million for microbusinesses, $20 million for bars and restaurants, $10 million for child care facilities, $25 million for new businesses and start-ups, $10 million for the “Sustain and Serve” program which pays restaurants to prepare meals for residents in need, and $50 million in other business grants.

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