The Meadowlands Chamber hosted leaders today from Choose New Jersey, NJ Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and The New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC) for 2018’s final installment of our popular Eggs & Issues public affairs series.
We were joined by NJBAC Executive Director Melanie Willoughby, Choose New Jersey CEO Jose Lozano and NJEDA Senior Vice President of Economic Transformation Bryan Sabina, who offered a discussion on the various resources available to businesses within these agencies.
First Willoughby discussed NJBAC’s position as a ‘one-stop shop’ for businesses for businesses to access a variety of resources and support. NJBAC offers free and confidential assistance to help businesses grow, with government navigation and permitting assistance as one of the key services.
Lozano and Sabina then discussed their respective organization’s upcoming plans. Lozano explained that Choose New Jersey will soon have a point person in Germany charged with scoping out European companies to invest in New Jersey.
Sabina discussed how the state will now turn from tax incentives as a means of attracting business to New Jersey and instead look toward growing key ‘innovation sectors.’ These sectors include pharmacy, advanced manufacturing, science, technology, engineering and mathematics.