- Created on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:00
Gov. Chris Christie signed 80 bills into law last year, the fewest number of laws New Jersey has adopted in any year going back 170 years, Christie's Chief of Staff Kevin O'Dowd said at an exclusive breakfast for New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Cornerstone members this morning.
The small number of new laws is a source of pride for the Christie administration. "We are standing up to the Legislature and telling them we are not going to sign bills that we don't believe in," O'Dowd said.
- Created on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 13:30
Business Executives are Cautiously Optimistic After Sandy
As New Jersey's gubernatorial election approaches, two out of three business owners and executives say they either will or probably will vote to re-elect Gov. Chris Christie this November no matter who the Democrat candidate is, according to a recent ParenteBeard - New Jersey Chamber Business Climate Survey of business leaders.
- Created on Monday, 06 May 2013 10:00
The ping of driver meeting golf ball. The smell of fresh cut grass. The chirping of birds. And a beautiful golf course with temps hovering near 70 degrees. This was the setting for the second annual NJ Chamber Golf Challenge on May 6. One hundred and eight business leaders plied their skill on 18 holes at the elegant Bedens Brook Club in Skillman.
IMPORTANT SANDY RECOVERY INFORMATION: Businesses Can Now Apply for Sandy Recovery Grants of up to $50,000
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:30
Businesses can apply for Superstorm Sandy recovery grants of up to $50,000 at the website of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA). Small businesses and nonprofits struck by the storm are eligible for the grants that can be used toward working capital or new construction.
N.J. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Bracken's statement on the Port Authority Awarding of the Bayonne Bridge and Goethals Bridge Projects
- Created on Thursday, 25 April 2013 16:31
The Port Authority's Bayonne Bridge and Goethals Bridge projects are smart investments. In the short term, the projects put thousands of people to work.
In the longer term, the projects will allow an entire new generation of large container ships to access our port, keeping it vibrant, bringing new business to the state, and creating thousands more jobs.
A strong infrastructure is mandatory for a strong economy. This is a perfect example of how New Jersey needs to modernize its infrastructure to remain competitive in the 21st century.
- Created on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:00
Marc-Philip Ferzan, the executive director of Governor Christie's office of Recovery and Rebuilding, said he had barely settled in his office in the State House when New Jersey Chamber President Tom Bracken dropped by to appeal for grants, not low-interest loans, for businesses destroyed or affected by Superstorm Sandy.
Since then, the state has proposed small business grants of up to $50,000 and no-interest loans of up to $5 million for business affected by the storm. The programs, which rely on federal funds, are awaiting approval by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
- Created on Thursday, 04 April 2013 16:31
A Salute to New Jerseyans Who Exemplified Heroism and Kindness in the Wake of the Storm
The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce today unveiled its Superstorm Sandy Hero Project, an oral history of heroic acts in the wake of the storm. The project is designed to document and preserve the heroism and kindness exhibited by New Jerseyans in the aftermath of the storm.
- Created on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 16:31
The Christie administration has just announced its plan for the distribution of more than $1.8 billion in federal funding New Jersey will receive from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This funding is the first phase of the Community Block Grant Funds to be used for restoration in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
- Created on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 10:00
Businesses affected by Superstorm Sandy should file for federal aid as soon as possible, state Treasurer Andrew P. Sidamon-Eristoff said during a New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Roundtable yesterday.
Officials have said that businesses that do not file for FEMA or SBA disaster assistance by May 1 will no longer qualify for Superstorm Sandy federal aid.
- Created on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 16:31
We applaud the governor's continued fiscal discipline as reflected in his proposed budget. Thanks to this discipline, we are actually spending less than we did six years ago. Yet, we are maintaining the business incentives and tax reform measures that will help business prosper and create jobs.