On Friday, October 25 the legislative manufacturing caucus announced their priorities focusing on four key themes: Improving Workforce Development, Supporting Innovation Ecosystem & Infrastructure, Reducing Burdensome over-Regulation, and Lowering the Cost of Doing Business. NJBIA looks forward to working with the Legislature to advance these priorities supports the priorities as they are keenly aligned to […]
NJ Receives a Cumulative Grade of “D+” in the 2019 Manufacturing Score Card. NJ’s tax climate, expected fiscal liability gap, and sector diversification all scored an “F”, resulting in a poor overall grade for NJ’s manufacturing health.
On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the NJEDA and Ocean County Vocational Technical School signed a Memorandum of Understanding at OCVTS in Jackson officially kicking off the Manufacturing Policy Academy’s Marketing and Outreach Pilot. The MOU makes official NJEDA and OCVTS’ partnership in providing free field trips for Ocean County students to visit local advanced manufacturing […]
Dear Committee Members, Last night, both houses of the Legislature passed their FY 2019 Budget proposal (S-2019), sending it to Governor Murphy for his consideration. The Governor held a press conference yesterday, where he announced that he would not accept the Legislature’s budget proposal. The Legislature’s $36.5 billion proposal includes an increase in New Jersey’s […]
Bag Tax Bill Gets Final Legislative Approval Lawmakers sent legislation to Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday that would impose a 5-cent fee on single-use shopping bags to raise funds for environmental projects and encourage consumers to bring reusable bags to the store. The bill, A-3267, is part of a legislative package to raise funds for […]