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Comar to expand operations with new Vineland facility

Linda Lindner | NJBiz.com

Packaging solutions company Comar said Wednesday it will expand operations of its Buena facility by building a new off site location in Vineland. Scheduled to be completed by March 2021, the Voorhees-headquartered health care plastic packaging, device and component supplier said the 159,000-square-foot Vineland facility will be certified and compliant with the current Quality Management System, be Food and Drug Administration …

NJ to enter Stage II of restart and recovery on June 15

Daniel J. Munoz | NJBiz.com

Gov. Phil Murphy said he’ll allow restaurants to reopen for outdoor dining and “non-essential” retail to allow indoor customers with 50 percent capacity, starting on June 15. That comes as the state begins rolling back many of the restrictions meant to stop the spread of COVID-19, and the pandemic slows down across the state. Personal care operations, such as salons …

NJEDA Announces Partnerships to Enhance Outreach to Minority-, Women-, LGBTQ-Owned Businesses

New Jersey Economic Development Authority | Press Release

TRENTON, N.J. (May 29, 2020) – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today announced partnerships with three leading minority- and women-owned marketing and public relations firms to enhance the Authority’s efforts to help minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic prepare to apply for the second round of Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program funding. Medina = Citi, 360 …

Novartis Inks Deal to Make Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine

Denise Roland | The Wall Street Journal

Swiss drugmaker will make gene-based Covid-19 vaccine being developed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Massachusetts General Hospital and University of Pennsylvania Novartis AG has agreed to manufacture a gene-based coronavirus vaccine being developed by scientists at Massachusetts Eye and Ear hospital, Massachusetts General and the University of Pennsylvania, paving the way for human testing to begin later this year. The Swiss drugmaker’s …

Merck Does Deals to Develop Coronavirus Vaccines, Drug

Jared S. Hopkins | The Wall Street Jounrnal

Big drugmaker Merck MRK -0.36%  & Co. said it is working on two potential vaccines and an experimental drug against the coronavirus, joining rivals in the frantic search for medicines. Merck, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies by sales, said Tuesday it is acquiring one experimental vaccine as part of the purchase of its Austrian maker, while partnering in …

New Jersey Launches PPE Supplier Registry to Facilitate Access to COVID-19 Protective Gear

Darryl Isherwood | New Jersey Office of the Governor

TRENTON – New Jersey recently launched the PPE Supplier Registry to connect suppliers of personal protective equipment (PPE) that can prevent the spread of COVID-19 with potential buyers. Wholesale vendors with PPE inventory such as surgical or other protective masks, hospital gowns, hand sanitizer, or COVID-19 test kits can submit details on supplies they have available and hospitals, medical organizations, and …

EDA’s $50M small business grant program will set aside $15M for firms in Opportunity Zones

Tom Bergeron | ROI NJ

The $50 million Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program that will be formally approved by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority on Friday morning will set aside $15 million specifically for companies located in Opportunity Zones, ROI-NJ has learned. The set-aside is a way the program, which is an expanded version of the $5 million program the EDA offered in April, has …

17 from New Jersey make 2020’s Fortune 500

Linda Lindner | NJBiz.com

The 2020 Fortune 500 list features 17 companies from the Garden State. The annual list of most profitable companies in the U.S. is based upon 2019 revenue. The 500 that made this year’s list represent two-thirds of the U.S. economy, with $14.2 trillion in revenue. Notable moves of New Jersey companies on the list include Burlington Stores, which experienced the …

Even during coronavirus, New York is still obsessed with N.J. pizza

Jeremy Schneider | NJ.com

So many things have changed during the coronavirus crisis. But one thing has luckily stayed the same — New Jersey pizza is amazing, and our neighbors across the Hudson River are still taking notice. Popular food website The Infatuation posted a “NYC Pizza Showdown” bracket on Monday, a terrific idea at a time when we’re all starving for content (and …

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