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New report says Camden "eds and meds" having $2 billion economic impact on city

A task force comprised of Camden's higher education and health care leaders has released a new report indicating that its nine anchor institutions have had an economic impact of more than $2 billion on the city, while creating more than 2,300 new jobs.


EDANJ Announces 2015 Franklin-Maddocks Award Winners

EDANJ is delighted to announce as the 2015 recipient of the Franklin-Maddocks Award for Economic Excellence: The New Jersey Foundation for the Blind.  Please Join Us for the award presentation on December 4, 2015 at the EDANJ Annual Holiday Party and Annual Meeting.


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.


Free Webinar - Trends in Manufacturing: What are economic developers doing to grow and support the industry?

As a EDANJ Member, you are entitled to participate for free in the NEDA Webinar - Trends in Manufacturing: What are economic developers doing to grow and support the industry? - Thursday November 12 at 10:30am.  Register by clicking here


Cumberland County Economic Development Projects Showcased for EDANJ

EDANJ members learned about cumberland county development projects, met local leaders from the CEO group, and southern New Jersey Development Concil at their Oct 13 meeting.


Support is growing for Cumberland County's economic development plan

Cumberland County's long-term plan to create a better educated and trained workforce is apparently gaining support from businesses and organizations in the county. Those attending the Annual State of the County & Business Expo on Tuesday said the plan is needed to fix the county's worst-in-the-state economy. That includes Tony Stanzione, the executive director or the Bridgeton Area Chamber of Commerce. Stanzione said he was skeptical about relocating the county's technical education center and workforce development offices to the CCC campus. Now, Stanzione said, he's fully behind the decision.Gerard Velazquez, executive director of the Cumberland County Improvement Authority, which is helping to lead the county's economic development plan, said he understands why some people had second thoughts about the proposal. The plan and its building component were very ambitious, he said. "I think things have changed as people have seen the construction," he said.


Legislative Update: Sweeney Introduces Economic Initiative

Senate President Sweeney announced an economic initiative entitled “New Jersey: Investing In You”, which examines several issues facing the state with a goal of encouraging economic growth and improving the quality of life for all New Jersey residents


Economic Developer Director Position Available

The County of Hunterdon is seeking an individual to direct, implement and prioritize the economic development initiatives to achieve the goals and objectives outlined by the County’s economic development strategy (CEDS) and guided by the Board of Chosen Freeholders.


Site Selection Experts Give Invaluable Advice Around Todays Competitive Climate

The Economic Development Association of New Jersey (EDANJ) and the Northeastern Economic Developers Association (NEDA) teamed to host a learning lab called “Stand Up, Stand Out – Winning Strategies in Site Selection” at the Rutgers University Business School— the Honorable Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark — shared his vision of bringing back the Newark waterfront and situating 50-55,000 students in the Broad Street corridor to create a vibrant 24/7 urban destination area.


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. 


Join Us in EDANJs Growth

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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