Michele Brown leaving EDA to become Choose N.J. CEO
Michele Brown will step down as CEO of the state Economic Development Authority to become the CEO and president of Choose New Jersey, the privately funded business attraction arm of the state, NJBIZ has learned
Our First Event of 2015 - The Economics of Energy
Join us for an in-depth look into the opportunities and alternatives that exist from Timothy Comerford, SVP of Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company and Managing Director of Sugarloaf Associates LLC
Senate Economic Growth Committee advances bill to bring further tax relief to troubled Atlantic City
Members of the Senate Economic Growth Committee quietly released a bill today that would further efforts to assist a financially-strapped Atlantic City, where a shrinking property tax base has had lawmakers and local officials scrambling for solutions in recent months. S2645, or the “Atlantic City Growth Tax Credit Program”, would encourage construction of non-rental housing homes in Atlantic City by granting developers who build new, owner-occupied residential projects a tax credit for construction costs, including demolition, capital improvements and land acquisition. The program is meant to more evenly distribute the city’s property tax burden, where three-quarters of residents are renters.
Christie updates NJ's corporate tax incentive programs to help struggling Atlantic City
Governor Christie signed a law Friday to update New Jersey's corporate tax incentive programs, one that includes a bid to do more to help Atlantic City as it struggles after recent casino closures. Atlantic City will now be designated as a “Garden State Growth Zone,”
EPA Invites Communities to Apply for Assistance to Build Resilience, Pursue Revitalization
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today invited communities to apply for technical assistance to implement smart growth development approaches. EPA is offering this technical assistance through the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program to help communities across the country, including underserved communities, coastal communities, small cities and rural areas, adopt sustainable growth strategies.
The program aims to increase resilience to natural disasters and strengthen the economy while protecting human health and the environment. The Building Blocks program provides quick, targeted technical assistance to communities using tools with demonstrated results and widespread application.
FREE Webinar by EDANJ/NEDA
The Northeastern Economic Development Association (NEDA) and EDANJ are sponsoring a webinar on funding Brownfields Remediation Projects.
This is the second webinar in this servies, if you registered for Part1 you are already registered, if not please register below.
Finding old buildings to clean up is easy. Getting the money to do it – now that’s hard. During NEDA’s last brownfield webinar, we showed you where the money was. This one will show you how to get it. The webinar moderator is Tom Marano: Economic Development Specialist City Of Middletown CEDAS|IEDC. Our two speakers include: Amy Vaillancourt of Tighe & Bond and Jason Korb of Capstone Communities.
Mark Your Calendar & Register Now
Don't Miss these remaining EDANJ Events in 2014:
Nov 18 - EDANJ/BCONE Networking - Atlantic City
Dec 5 - Holiday Party & Franklin Maddocks Awards
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Knowledge and Noshes Down the Shore
Over 70 economic development enthusiasts turned out to for EDANJ’s Summer Soiree at McLoone’s Supper Club & Asbury Park Grill on the clear, sunny afternoon of June 17, 2014 to hear from Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno and Tom Gilmour, the Director of Economic Development for Asbury Park.
Legislature Expands Incentives under the NJ Economic Opportunity Act
Both the State Senate and the Assembly approved a bill (S1551/A3213) to “fine tune” or broaden (depending on your perspective) the NJ Economic Opportunity Act.
Call For Nominations: 2014 Franklin/Maddocks & 2014 Project of the Year
EDANJ is currently accepting nominations for the Franklin-Maddocks Award for excellence in economic development, and for the 2014 Project of the Year. If you know of a person or project worthy of these awards, nominate them today.
EDANJ Congratulates Member and EDANJ Annual Sponsor, Joe Maraziti, on his NJ Future Award
Mr. Maraziti, a pioneer in the fields of environmental and redevelopment law in New Jersey and a former chairman of the State Planning Commission, will be presented with the Cary Edwards Leadership Award at the annual Smart Growth Awards celebration.
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 is a professional association to provide an exchange of professional and technical information with respect to economic development. During the five plus decades of EDANJ's existence, the level of sophistication in the fields of finance, real estate, environmental and international trade and environmental matters has changed dramatically. Today's professionals must continually seek educational and technical training in order to remain competitive. Learn about our new members...