Latest New Jersey News
- Wednesday, August 21, 2013
- Joshua Burd / NJBIZ
Now that a bill to remake the state's business incentives has cleared the Legislature, stakeholders have turned their attention to how and when Gov. Chris Christie will tweak the Economic Opportunity Act through an expected conditional veto.
- Tuesday, August 13, 2013
- Stacy Jones / The Star-Ledger
Judging from job openings, New Jersey’s technology sector has grown enough to put the state in the same league as California, Texas, Virginia and New York, according to recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
"We’re all a little surprised," said Scot Melland, CEO of Dice, "but I guess we shouldn’t be."
- Thursday, August 8, 2013
- Rita Giordano / Inquirer
Hey, New Jersey businesses, still feeling the wrath of Hurricane Sandy? Still footing the bills for all those post-storm repairs?
The state wants to hear from you. Hint: There could be cash in it.
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has $260 million in grants and $100 million for loans for businesses that qualify - and, believe it or not, not nearly as many takers as you might expect.
- Thursday, August 1, 2013
- Beth Fitzgerald / NJBIZ
Small businesses and individuals shopping for government-subsidized health plans on New Jersey’s exchange will learn the details — and pricing — for those new plans and their prices in mid-September, according to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services of the federal Department of Health and Human Services.
- Monday, July 29, 2013
- Alexi Friedman / The Star-Ledger
The Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals said it will move the headquarters of Bausch & Lomb to New Jersey as part of its $8.7 billion purchase of the eye care company.
Yesterday’s announcement didn’t say where the new main office will be located, but a spokeswoman for Valeant said lit will be somewhere between Baush & Lomb’s current facility in Madison and the Bridgewater Township building where Valeant now maintains its U.S. base.
- Monday, July 29, 2013
- Michael Hecht and Thomas Bracken / Roll Call, Guest Commentary
In recent months, it has become clear that congressional action is needed to address unintended, drastic increases to National Flood Insurance Program rates for home and business owners along our coasts and rivers.
A confluence of the Biggert-Waters Act of 2012 (meant to stabilize the NFIP), incomplete and inaccurate Federal Emergency Management Agency maps and questionable actuarial calculations has led to premium increases of up to 5,000 percent and more — for policyholders who have built to code and never flooded.
- Barclays set to stay in N.J. through 2019, with Liberty National, Ridgewood and Plainfield as hosts
- Business coalition: Minimum-wage hike may create $4.2B economic loss for state in next decade
- N.J. retains top 10 ranking as one of best places to raise a child, report says
- The Common Core: Real College and Career Readiness