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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.

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3/13/19-Report finds New Jersey among top US markets for life sciences sector

Report finds New Jersey among top US markets for life sciences sector

 March 6, 2019 | njbiz.com 

A new report from commercial real estate firm CBRE reveals the U.S. life sciences industry and the real estate that it inhabits is gaining momentum and has positioned various industry hubs – including New Jersey – for continued growth. CBRE’s report focuses on the human life-sciences industry that encompasses manufacturing, testing and research-and-development work in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

NJ SEED acknowledges that NJ has long been a leader in health, pharmaceutical, and life science industries and is greatly encouraged by the CBRE report that suggests the state will continue to be a national leader in this vital sector of the economy.                                               

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3/13/19-Barriers, Flood Walls Could Help Protect Back Bays: Army Corps

Barriers, Flood Walls Could Help Protect Back Bays: Army Corps

 March 12, 2019 | njspotlight.com 

 Get ready for storm-surge barriers, floodwalls, and levees to protect New Jersey’s flood-prone back bays from sea-level rise, but don’t expect them to be built for at least another decade.

NJ SEED asserts that storms like Sandy demonstrate the need for much work to be undertaken to protect vulnerable coastal areas from storm surges, but suggests that more emphasis be put on pure science and less on politicized science. A balanced approach will take into consideration reports such as appeared in Forbes in 2016.   forbes.com 

 

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3/13/19-Gateway trustees come out in support of Schumer legislation

Gateway trustees come out in support of Schumer legislation

 March 4, 2019 | njbiz.com 

Gateway Program Development Corp. trustees Jerry Zaro, Tony Coscia and Steven Cohen support a proposal by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to enable individual states to move forward with construction on projects in the pipeline for federal funding with knowledge that they will be reimbursed. “The legislation proposed today (March 4 )by Sen. Schumer would go a long way toward breaking the log jam in Washington over the critically-important Gateway Program projects,” Zaro, Coscia and Cohen said in a joint statement.

NJ SEED applauds any and all efforts to move the vitally important Gateway Project forward.

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3/13/19-Sweeney on Murphy Budget: He’d Like More Savings, no  Millionaire’s Tax

Sweeney on Murphy Budget: He’d Like More Savings, no  Millionaire’s Tax

 March 8, 2019 | njspotlight.com 

This year’s state budget discussions seem to be off to a better start than last year, but that doesn’t mean Senate President Steve Sweeney is happy with everything that Gov. Phil Murphy proposed in his budget message.

NJSEED members individually are analyzing Gov. Murphy’s proposed budget and in the coming weeks will be making their views known to the Senate and Assembly as both houses consider the plan.

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