The New Jersey Business & Industry Association supports three bills before the Assembly today that are designed to better prepare students for college and increase transparency in the student loan process so that families better understand repayment obligations and the total amount of debt they are taking on. The first bill, A-2873, (Jones, D-5/Mosquera, D-4), […]
Gov. Chris Christie Tuesday signed legislation, strongly supported by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, appropriating the remaining $34 million from a voter-approved bond issue for construction projects at higher education institutions. The appropriation is the balance remaining from the $750 million Building Our Future Bond Act that voters approved in 2012. The 32 […]
The New Jersey Business & Industry Association today applauded Gov. Chris Christie’s signing legislation that will foster greater cooperation between business and academia through a new Commission on Higher Education and Business Partnerships. “The long-term growth of our economy relies on businesses and higher education working more closely together,” said NJBIA Chief Government Affairs Officer […]
From NJ Spotlight on Jan. 17, 2017: “… Also supporting the spending was the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, a business lobbying group that has raised concerns in recent years about the state losing too many of its college students to other states. A NJBIA study of outmigration trends that was released last year showed a net loss of 57,566 New Jersey residents between the ages of 18 and 34 in the 2007 to 2014 period. The study also revealed millennials were leaving New Jersey at higher rates than any other age group.