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New Jersey man named chairman of National Black Chamber of Commerce

John HarmonThe president and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey has been chosen as the new chairman of the board of the National Black Chamber of Commerce.

John Harmon, 53, who has been with the chamber since it was founded in 2001, was selected to serve as head of the national board.


New Jersey’s Unemployment Rate Sees Largest Drop In 35 Years

Governor Christie16,900 Jobs Added In November, Dropping Unemployment Rate To 7.8 Percent

New numbers from the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics Thursday show that New Jersey added 16,900 jobs in November.

This sent the unemployment rate plunging to 7.8 percent from 8.4 percent in October.


Chris Christie is a top GOP choice to run for president in 2016, poll finds

Gov ChristieGov. Chris Christie leads the pack of politicians Republicans around the country would like to see run for president in 2016 – but not by much.


EDA approves incentives for first projects under new Grow NJ program

Born out of the landmark Economic Opportunity Act, the newly updated Grow NJ incentive program saw its first projects receive approval Tuesday morning from the state Economic Development Authority.

Five different projects were approved Tuesday under the new program to combine for roughly $92.9 million in incentives that the EDA believes will lead to the creation of 900 new full-time jobs and the retention of another 925 full-time jobs.