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Melissa Orsen named new head of EDA


Citing her long experience in government — and in running government agencies — the board of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority selected Melissa Orsen as its new chief executive officer Thursday morning during its scheduled meeting in Trenton.


Our First Event of 2015 - The Economics of Energy

Tim ComerfordJoin 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


NEDA Webinar: Tech for Economic Developers

Fact: Applications and technology change rapidly.
Learn to adapt or go extinct.
Back by popular demand, NEDA’s tech geek duo - Anthony Capece & Christa Franzi - are holding an online encore to their 2014 NEDA Conference Session: Using Technology for Dummies Economic Developers & Business Professionals. 


Save The Date - 25th Higgins Classic

Save the Date -- June 1, 2015 at the Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club for the 25th Annual Higgins Classic, one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in New Jersey. Your support of this tournament enables more than 24,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities to train and compete year-round in 24 Olympic-type sports, completely free of charge.


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.



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...


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