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EDANJ is  thrilled to announce that current EDANJ Board Member (and Past President) Rosalin Petrucci, of J.G. Petrucci; EDANJ member and 2012 recipient of EDANJ’s Franklin-Maddocks Award for Economic Development Professional of the Year, Caren Franzini, former CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority; and Anne Evans Estabrook, Chairman and CEO of Elberon Development Group will be honored this Monday, April 26, 2014 for their outstanding citizen leadership. Congratulations, ladies.

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News from EDANJ Board Members in the field

On March 14, Board Member Leah Yasenchak  attended the 2014 NJ Future Forum in New Brunswick.  NJ Future is a nonprofit organization that conducts research and advocacy for responsible land use policies—definitely a kindred spirit to EDANJ.   While primarily a planning organization, economic development professionals felt right at home in many of the sessions.  From the morning plenary that looked at downtown revitalization projects in Providence, RI; Cincinnati, OH; and Detroit, MI to the lunch speaker Seth Pinsky, former president of the New York City Economic Development Council, an ongoing focus of the event was on economic development.  With over 500 attendees from a diverse cross section of organizations that include local, county, state and federal government representatives; non-profits; developers; utilities; attorneys; and consultants, the event offered plenty of opportunities for networking.  It was a great opportunity to step back, talk to divergent perspectives, and think about how to move the state forward in topics as diverse as energy resiliency, downtown development, green infrastructure, COAH, and many other topics.

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Early Returns: Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 off to Solid Start

New programs are attracting businesses big and small to New Jersey's battered cities and aging suburban office parks, but questions remain. Three months after the biggest reforms to the state’s business attraction and retention policies went into effect, supporters of the new programs are hailing their early successes with phrases like "dramatic sea change." These advocates -- which include real estate attorneys, brokers, and development professionals -- may have good reason to believe that the Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 (EO13) is working as planned. In fact, they may have 63 of them. 

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EDANJ Board Members Support CREWNJ Development Conference!

EDANJ President Mike Sylvester, Executive Vice President at Betts Environmental, and Board Member Sharon McSwieney, Senior Project Manager at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc., participated on an expert panel entitled “Getting Deals Done in the New Environmental Age” for Commercial and Real Estate Women of New Jersey (CREWNJ) on March 13, 2014 at the Parsippany Hilton.   

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March Madness for EDANJ
Some Notes from the 5th Northeast Sustainable Community Workshop held March 5, 2014 in Jersey City at Liberty Science Center.  EDANJ was a partnering organization for the Workshop, known as NSCW, which featured  a thought-provoking  afternoon plenary on building a resilient future. Learn more about the 12 sessions here...
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