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Triple Play is a weekly NJBIZ feature that asks top executives in New Jersey to talk about three things related to their industry.

Michael Egenton is the senior vice president of government relations for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, representing the business community on legislative and regulatory matters in Trenton.

We asked Michael for three things in Trenton that the business community will be keeping a close eye on in the next few months:

Izod CenterThe Izod Center — the state-owned arena that has been part of the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford for more than three decades and was once the home to the New Jersey Devils and Nets — is expected to close its doors at the end of the month.

Gov ChristieNamedropping recent incentive-driven projects involving the likes of Subaru and the Philadelphia 76ers in Camden and Forbes Media in Jersey City, Gov. Chris Christie said in Tuesday's annual State of the State address that the streamlining of incentives under the Economic Opportunity Act has "better targeted them to areas of our state that need investment most."

"And the verdict is in — and the early returns from the Economic Opportunity Act show that it is working to attract and retain businesses," Christie said.

NJ Business LeadersNew Jersey businesses enter 2015 enjoying the best of times — and the worst of times.

For five years, business has had perhaps the best possible friend in the governor's office in Chris Christie, whose administration pledged to cut red tape, awarded billions of dollars in corporate tax breaks, cut business taxes and restructured the state's economic development process to make it more efficient and effective.

Gov. Christie and Senate Pres. Sweeney

Too many people - on the left and the right, politicians and editorial boards - act as if there is a politically expedient magic bullet that will painlessly fix New Jersey's budget problems. There isn't. Gov. Chris Christie is right when he says our budget problems are serious. The solutions are going to be painful.

Gov ChristieGov. Chris Christie is once again scheduled to give a Washington D.C. keynote address when the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce takes its annual "Walk to Washington" in February.