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Choose New Jersey Announces Expansion of Global Management Consulting Firm NeenOpal to New Jersey

CHOOSE NEW JERSEY, INC. | PRESS RELEASE

Indian company announced expansion to Newark, citing New Jersey’s strategic location, highly educated workforce and reputation as a life sciences and data analytics hub (Newark, New Jersey) – Choose New Jersey is pleased to announce NeenOpal, a global management consulting firm with a specialized focus on data science, has expanded its operations to New Jersey. NeenOpal is based out of …

ICYMI: NJBPU Approves Nation’s Largest Combined Offshore Wind Award to Atlantic Shores and Ocean Wind II

NJ GOV STAFF | NJ GOV PRESS RELEASE

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) today awarded a combined 2,658 MW of offshore wind capacity to EDF/Shell’s Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind and Ørsted’s Ocean Wind II, bringing the state’s total planned capacity to over 3,700 MW and moving New Jersey closer to Governor Phil Murphy’s goal of 7,500 MW of offshore wind by 2035 and 100 percent …

United Airlines to buy 270 planes resulting in 5,000 jobs for Newark

Tom Bergeron (Newark) | ROI-NJ

United Airlines will unveil its “United Next” plan Tuesday in Newark — an initiative that will lead to the purchase of 270 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft and is expected to transform the passenger experience while significantly lowering carbon emissions. Even more, the program is expected to bring up to 5,000 union jobs to the state by 2026 — a job …

NJPAC details plans for ‘vibrant new neighborhood’ on Arts Center campus

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ

$150M project will have 330 rental units in high-rise and low-rise buildings, retail, restaurants (including food hall) and cultural spaces (including arts education center) John Schreiber, the CEO of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, said the overarching mission of the center has remained the same since it opened in 1997: Contribute to the ongoing revitalization of Newark’s downtown. Today, that …

A $750M, state-of-the-art cancer center — and so much more

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ

For Jack Morris and his wife, Sheryl Morris, making the investment that will help RWJBarnabas Health and the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey build a world-class, free-standing cancer facility in the heart of New Brunswick was an easy decision to make. “There is nothing that feels better or more gratifying than helping others in need,” Morris said. “Cancer touches the lives of everyone …

CaroGen Partners with BioCentriq™ for Clinical Production of its Novel Immunotherapy CARG-201

Amy Lamperti | New Jersey Innovation Institute

CaroGen has selected BioCentriq as their manufacturing partner for CARG-201, a potential functional cure for patients chronically infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV). CaroGen Corporation has selected BioCentriq™ as their partner for clinical manufacturing to support Phase 1 clinical trials of its lead immunotherapy candidate, CARG-201 which has been designed to generate multiple hepatitis B virus (HBV) antigens and to …

NJEDA AND STOCKTON UNIVERSITY SIGN AGREEMENT TO ADVANCE ESPORTS INNOVATION CENTER

NJEDA Staff (New Jersey) | NJEDA

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and Stockton University signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today enabling the NJEDA to provide $200,000 in funding plus staff resources to Stockton University for its esports initiative, which includes Stockton’s establishment of an Esports Innovation Center at the university’s Atlantic City campus. The Center is expected to help to advance the goal …

New Jersey Is America’s Best State to Live in, New Survey Says

NBC STAFF (New York) | NBC New York

The shore. Bruce. Taylor ham, or pork roll as the case may be. What’s not to like? New Jersey now officially ranks as the best state in America to live in, according to WalletHub’s annual list released Tuesday. The Garden State just edged out Massachusetts for top honors, with New York coming in third. In 2019, New Jersey was fourth …

Milestone moment: Newark Working Kitchens to deliver 1 millionth meal today

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ

A unique win-win program has kept Newark restaurants open while helping to feed those in need. In April 2020 — at a time when the pandemic was taking hold in the state, leaving many to wonder where their next paycheck and their next meal were coming from — Audible announced it was donating $1 million to create Newark Working Kitchens, a unique meal …

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