The New Jersey Society for Environmental, Economic Development (NJ SEED) was born during the recession of the early 1970s. The New Jersey business community was frustrated with a seemingly unending stream of environmental laws and regulations that stifled growth. New Jersey’s labor leaders were frustrated with the continuing decline of manufacturing and with the lack of incentives to create job growth, especially in the private sector.
Today, NJ SEED continues to be the leading voice in New Jersey for environmental balance and economic growth. Issues such as maintaining our state’s vital transportation infrastructure and its all-important port facilities, seeking to create a more efficient regulatory process, strengthening our essential telecommunications industry and providing for our security in these threatening times continue to be the focus of NJ SEED.
NJ SEED 2016 Economic Summit
Join NJ SEED on Tuesday, December 13th at the Masonic Temple in Trenton, NJ!
The event is free to members and $95 for non-members.
NJ SEED Memorial
Joseph A. McNamara
Harold C. (Hal) Bozarth, Jr.
On Monday, the twenty first of November
At eleven thirty in the morning
Mercer County Park:
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-394-7726 attention Michael Drulis.
Mercer County Park is approximately 10 minutes from the Statehouse, near Bakers Basin off of US Highway 1. The Park Director and Naturalist have selected a beautiful spot near the Grandparents Grove and Boathouse/Marina that overlooks the lake. Please use the address above for GPS guidance and once in the park follow signs for the boathouse.
Parking is available and the planting spot is a short distance from the surface lot. The map associated with this invitation displays in-park directions.
The program is intended to fit within the scheduled legislative day and lunch will be provided, rain or shine. Family members, dignitaries and colleagues have been invited to attend. Please RSVP to email@example.com attention Michael Drulis.
Transportation, Energy & Economic Development Committees Identify Policy Priorities
- Recognition of the approved Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act
- Gateway Tunnel Project with a focus on rail and transit
Ports as they relate to freight, goods, security and infrastructure
- Distracted Driving
- Energy infrastructure – i.e. pipelines, electronic transmissions lines and grids
- Reducing air emissions, clean power plants and the unique role of nuclear in New Jersey
- Cost of energy and its effects on the economy
Additionally, the Economic Development Committee met today and proposed the following policy priorities:
- Technology infrastructure/innovation including cyber security and net neutrality
- Tax reform
- Resiliency Infrastructure
- Economic and job growth investments such as workforce development
Thank you Teamsters Joint Council #73 for sponsoring the 2016 NJSEED Congressional Briefing
Does Driving Down Energy Use Mean Rethinking Utilities Business Model
NJ.com 10/21/16 If the state is going to be more successful in cutting energy use and saving consumers money in the process, it needs to revamp its business model for utilities, according to New Jersey’s most prominent energy executive. In a keynote address on the state’s evolving energy needs, Ralph Izzo, the chairman, president, and … Continue reading “Does Driving Down Energy Use Mean Rethinking Utilities Business Model”
NTSB: Engineer, conductor saw nothing unusual before NJ Transit Hoboken train crash
NJ.com 10/14/16 Neither the engineer nor conductor of the NJ Transit train that smashed into the Hoboken Terminal noticed anything unusual before the crash that killed one person and injured more than 100 others, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report released Thursday. The board reported that tests of the signal system showed it worked properly, and the … Continue reading “NTSB: Engineer, conductor saw nothing unusual before NJ Transit Hoboken train crash”
N.J. 23 cent gas tax hike: Dems boast of benefits as they await action by Christie
NJ.com 10/14/16 Democratic lawmakers said Thursday they don’t know why Gov. Chris Christie has not yet signed a pair of bills reloading the Transportation Trust Fund nearly a week after they were passed by the state Legislature. Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Sen. Paul Sarlo said Thursday they still expect Christie to sign the bills, the result of negotiations … Continue reading “N.J. 23 cent gas tax hike: Dems boast of benefits as they await action by Christie”
Hoboken train crash: N.J. lawmakers seek $10M for NJ Transit to install speed control
NJ.com 10/14/16 New Jersey’s congressional delegation on Friday urged the U.S. Transportation Department to provide NJ Transit with the $10 million it requested to help install an automatic speed control system. All 14 members signed the letter at the behest of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), the top Democrat on the Senate subcommittee that oversees public transportation. … Continue reading “Hoboken train crash: N.J. lawmakers seek $10M for NJ Transit to install speed control”
A stronger gas network – and for Keith, Kyle and Matt, new jobs.
Devenergizebeta.com 09/02/16 Seven months ago, Keith Baker of Irvington logged onto PSE&G’s website to pay his monthly electric bill, and clicked on the “Careers” button out of curiosity. Today, Baker is a full-time street mechanic – part of the growing PSE&G team replacing more than 500 miles of aging gas pipes throughout New Jersey. “I … Continue reading “A stronger gas network – and for Keith, Kyle and Matt, new jobs.”