NJ SEED is a unique coalition of New Jersey’s most prominent labor and business organizations. For more than 35 years, our diverse membership which includes labor and business groups, energy providers, environmental consultants, telecommunications firms, residential and commercial development interests, insurance firms, educators, police and firefighters, food manufacturers and retailers, water utilities, chemical industries,
pharmaceutical companies, and health care advocates. We are committed to the belief that economic growth and environmental protection are not mutually exclusive.
2021 Mid-Year Economic Outlook, June 9th, 2021 at 1:30 pm
Featuring: James Hughes PH.D, Dean Emeritus of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Author of the groundbreaking new report: “Coronavirus Economic Impact Continues: THE YEAR OF CONTRACTION (2020) YIELDS TO THE YEAR OF REBOUND (2021)”.
Moderated by: NJSEED Economic Development Chair Chrissy Buteas, Chief Government Affairs Officer of NJBIA.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/143909839203
Emergency Declared After Cyberattack, Gas Pipeline Shutdown In NJ
May 10, 2021 | patch.com
The U.S. government has declared an emergency after a cyberattack prompted a shutdown of a major gasoline pipeline in New Jersey, an incident that could cause shortages and impact fuel prices in the region.
NJ SEED: Federal and state officials have long been aware of the threat of cyber-attacks on essential service providers but have done little to thwart them. The ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline must serve as a wakeup call to build firewalls to protect our infrastructure from cyber-attacks.
Pandemic Profile, Positive Poll Numbers Buoy Murphy’s Reelection Prospects
May 5, 2021 | njspotlight.com
A Democrat hasn’t been reelected governor in New Jersey in over 40 years. But, with six months to go before Election Day, Gov. Phil Murphy seems poised to break that streak. A new poll out Wednesday from Monmouth University shows Murphy with strong support from voters; 57% approve of the job he’s doing as opposed to 35% who disapprove.
NJ SEED: In the 4 decades since Democrat Brendan Byrne served two terms as governor, NJ has become increasingly a “Blue” state. With high approval ratings for his handling of the pandemic and the positive name recognition he has received from his daily COVID briefings, Governor Murphy looks to be unbeatable in this year’s election.
New Jersey Considers Replacing Gas Tax
May 6, 2021 |patch.com
New Jersey could get rid of the gas tax now that it’s jumped astronomically in recent years. But even if the state moves forward, drivers will still find themselves digging in their pockets if they want to hit the road.
NJ SEED: Another idea to tax the people. It may not arrive tomorrow, but you can bet the dog and the ranch that it will soon.
New Unemployment Claims Tick Up in N.J. Despite Nationwide Drop
May 6, 2021 | nj.com
New Jersey is experiencing a rise in new unemployment filings even as new applications are falling across the country.
Another 14,073 claims were filed for the week ending April 30, nearly 2,000 more than the prior week, and marking the third week of increases.
NJ SEED: As NJ reopens “Now Hiring” signs are everywhere. The uptick in unemployment claims seems to be related more to technical issues involved in switching from one government funded program to another than it is to lack of employment opportunities.
N.J. Isn’t Sending Out Mail-in Ballots to Everyone for June 8 Primary. Here’s How to Get One.
May 10, 2021 | nj.com
This year’s primary election in New Jersey won’t look like last year’s, so you may not automatically receive a ballot in the mail this time.