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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.


Caren Franzini, Still A Force

2013 EDANJ Franklin-Maddocks Award recipient Caren Franzini's interview in the July 6, 2015 NJBIZ issue is worth a read.  The article discusses  Ms. Franzini's transition to the private sector and states that she is still a force in the area's economic development.  The article reinforces why Ms. Franzini was recognized by EDANJ with its most prestigious award.


JCP&L Pushes Ahead With System Upgrades Designed to Boost Reliability

The State’s second-largest utility approaching halfway mark with total of 90 circuit enhancements planned.

Jersey Central Power & Light yesterday said it has completed upgrades to its system that will enhance reliability for 41,000 customers in eight counties in its core territory.

Economic Development Job Opportunities

EDANJ would like to notify interested individuals about two openings in the economic development field.


2013 EDANJ Development Project of the Year Award recipient LG Electronics USA and high-profile environmentalists, conservation groups and elected officials prove compromise can happen

LG Electronics USA has agreed to cut the height of its proposed 143-foot office building in half, in a deal hailed as a “win-win” Tuesday that will keep the company in Englewood Cliffs and preserve the iconic vistas of the Palisades.


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.


New Report: Attracting Infill Development in Distressed Communities: 30 Strategies

Many communities across the country have been revitalizing their older neighborhoods, traditional downtowns, and central business districts. However, economically distressed communities have been less able to attract this kind of infill development and attain the accompanying economic, environmental, health, and quality of life benefits.


Lesniak drops call for moratorium on incentives as EDA looks to establish review program

State Sen. Raymond Lesniak says he will no longer be pursuing a moratorium on the state's economic incentive offerings now that the Economic Development Authority is close to establishing an ongoing review process for the programs.


Choose N.J. names EDA exec its new chief economic development officer

Choose New Jersey Inc. has named Margie Piliere, a new chief economic development officer, replacing Michael Chrobak, who left last month. 


Tax Credit Credibility: The Great Debate

 Ever since Governor Chris Christie took office in 2010, there has been a continuous argument over how much information should be disclosed on the distribution of the $5 billion tax incentives. Christie himself would rather take a 'holistic' approach given that projects are ongoing...


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.


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.


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


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.


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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