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Business networking event seeks to pair foreign investment, NJ companies

Daniel J. Munoz | NJBIZ

New Jersey’s government and business officials want to make one thing clear to the rest of the world: the state is open for business. On Thursday, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, and Choose New Jersey held an open networking event with delegates from more than a dozen countries and New Jersey …

Orsted, Rutgers sign MOU to support research related to offshore wind

ROI-NJ Staff | ROI NJ

Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind announced Wednesday it has signed a memo of understanding with Rutgers University, the University of Rhode Island and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to support academic research activities related to offshore wind. Orstead, with the support of Public Service Enterprise Group, will build and run the state’s first major offshore wind project, which it hopes will begin operation in 2024. The company said it …

Click bait: At EdgeCon, Rutgers officials say new esports center could be literal game-changer for university

Meg Fry | ROI NJ

Rutgers University will open its first LAN Center, a space with gaming systems and computers that share a localized network, on its Piscataway campus in just a few weeks. The idea is to invest in the growing industry of esports, or the use of electronic systems to test one’s skills against live human opponents in multiplayer video games.  “There is a …

Newark ranked as one of 10 best cities for new programmers to live, work

Tom Bergeron | ROI NJ

San Francisco, Seattle, San Jose — even New York City. None of these high-tech areas made the list of the 10 best places for a young programmer to live and work. But Newark did. That’s right, a survey by Coding Dojo, a coding boot camp company, ranked Newark as the sixth-best place for young programmers to live and work. And it …

Governor Murphy Signs Expansion of Film and Digital Media Tax Credit Program

Office of the Governor | Press Release

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed into law A5580, an expansion of the New Jersey Film & Digital Media Tax Credit Program, originally signed into law in July 2018. The bill extends the program’s tenure by an additional five years so that it will remain in place until July 1, 2028 and adds $25 million to the annual cap …


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Local 825’s Lalevee says automation isn’t killing union jobs, it’s changing them — so his union must update training, too

Tom Bergeron | ROI NJ

Greg Lalevee remembers the silence. Yes, he remembers the reaction he got when he would tell members of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 that automation is coming. (Not necessarily good.) And he remembers the reaction he got when he explained how jobs are not necessarily going away — they are just changing. (Not necessarily believed.) But, mostly, he remembers …

Jobs NJ: Murphy’s program will work to expand access to post-secondary education, tie those programs to real-world opportunities

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ

Saying New Jersey needs to improve its ability to educate the next generation of workers with the skills required for the jobs of the future, Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled his Jobs NJ program — an effort he said will help all people in New Jersey gain the skills they need for today and tomorrow. “For New Jersey to succeed in …

Deloitte moving to planned M Station project in Morristown

Eric Strauss | ROI-NJ

Professional services giant Deloitte has signed a lease for 110,000 square feet at the planned M Station redevelopment in Morristown, according to the developers, SJP Properties and Scotto Properties. The lease signing is contingent upon full municipal approvals for the project located in the downtown area along Morris Street between Lafayette Avenue and Spring Street. Deloitte, which is based in New York but has a large New …

Oscar nominations: Joker, The Irishman NJ favorites for Academy Awards

Alex Biese | app.com

The nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards are here, and all eyes will be on New Jersey at this year’s Oscars. That’s because two locally-shot films, “Joker” and “The Irishman,” are among the year’s most-nominated movies. An origin story for Batman’s arch-nemesis, “Joker” topped the Oscar contenders announced Monday morning, earning 11 nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor for Joaquin …

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