Spotlight on the Issues

880 Paterson Plank
Mar 20, 2023

Industrial sector settles into another new normal

The NAIOP Industrial Space Demand Forecast, which projects national demand for industrial space, characterizes the outlook for the sector as “bright.” In New Jersey, while that assessment holds true, it’s worth noting that the forecast is tempered from what it had been in recent years.

EV charging station
Mar 20, 2023

More EVs means more reasons to add chargers to your property

As of June 2022, the NJBPU reported there were 80,583 electric vehicles registered in New Jersey. A decade ago, the number was 265. And that number should continue climbing.

EV charging station
Mar 20, 2023

Some fear minorities will be shut out of 21st century gold rush

NJBIZ spoke with a variety of organizations to make sure that the strategies to align with the state's Energy Master Plan create employment opportunities for all.

Mar 20, 2023

Companies of all sizes can benefit from energy projects

The Garden State may not have Texas-sized oil reserves, but thanks to innovation and entrepreneurs, there are plenty of opportunities for all types of firms.

Mar 20, 2023

Pros and cons of speeding up Energy Master Plan timeline

While Gov. Phil Murphy's accelerated the pace for his already ambitious “green” agenda has some support, it also faces some stiff opposition.

Engineering students
Mar 13, 2023

Engineering a solution to a shortage

By 2024, the U.S. alone could be facing a shortfall of more than 6 million engineers. New Jersey educators are trying to plug the gap.

Mar 13, 2023

New Jersey researchers deliver life-changing advances

From new roadways that will last longer to biomedical devices that address health care challenges, these Garden State experts are finding new answers to old problems.

Princeton Witherspoon construction
Mar 13, 2023

Aging infrastructure offers opportunities for reinvention

Thanks to the infusion of federal funds – as well as private and other investment – Garden State projects are continuing at a healthy pace, improving New Jersey’s desirability and spurring job creation.

NJBIZ Small Business Challenges Panel
Mar 6, 2023

What you need to know to start – and nurture – a business

Despite some daunting startup numbers, there are steps that both new and existing entrepreneurs can take to boost their chances of surviving and thriving, according to experts who participated in a recent NJBIZ panel.

Mar 6, 2023

The Roundup: Vytalize Health, Edison Partners in growth mode

A "new kind of Medicare ACO" closes on $100 million, while the Princeton-based equity firm invests in others – and its future.

Feb 27, 2023

Will college-business partnerships help students snag well-paying jobs?

Companies are scrambling to find qualified employees, but how can they bridge the gap between college graduates’ textbook smarts and the skills they need to succeed in real-world situations? For many New Jersey educational institutions, the answer is to bring in business resources.

Feb 27, 2023

New Jersey colleges try to buck COVID-driven enrollment drop

Nationally, postsecondary institutions have lost nearly 1.3 million students since spring 2020, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.