Governor Murphy, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen Announce Plan to Open Asia-Pacific Office in Taipei City in 2024

Taipei City, Taiwan — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen today announced plans for Choose New Jersey to open an Asia-Pacific office in Taipei City, Taiwan in 2024. The outpost, the New Jersey Asia-Pacific Center, will be the fifth international office for Choose New Jersey, the state’s leading nonprofit economic development organization. The announcement is one of the highlights of the Choose New Jersey Governor-led economic mission and is a direct result of the strong bilateral relationship built between New Jersey and significant partners in East Asia.  

“The opening of Choose New Jersey’s first-ever Asia-Pacific office is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to unleash unprecedented growth and prosperity for both New Jersey and the Asia-Pacific region, especially Taiwan,” said Governor Murphy. “With this new office, we will strengthen the economic and cultural ties that have connected our people for decades, create new opportunities for workers and families, and help preserve a free and open exchange of ideas, trade, and collaboration that benefits both New Jersey and our partners in the region.” 

“The relationship between New Jersey and our East Asian partners has long promoted our mutual goals of economic prosperity and increased academic and cultural ties,” said Wesley Mathews, President and CEO of Choose New Jersey. “The bonds we share will only be strengthened by New Jersey’s full-time presence in East Asia, and I am excited to work closely with businesses throughout the region to strengthen those relationships and expand their opportunities for growth in New Jersey and the United States.” 

The trade and investment relationship between East Asia and New Jersey is a pivotal driver of economic growth and cross-cultural exchange. East Asia’s rapid economic development and technological advancements partner well with New Jersey’s diverse industries and strategic location, making for a mutually beneficial partnership. 

“For decades, East Asia has been a critical partner to the United States, which has helped create great opportunities here in New Jersey.” said Tim Sullivan, CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. “Opening an Asia-Pacific office will help bolster our shared economic and cultural values – unlocking the potential for exceptional economic growth. Choose New Jersey’s new office will strengthen our bond and result in new job opportunities in strategic sectors, creating a stronger and more diverse economy.”

The New Jersey Asia-Pacific Center will help strengthen the ties between New Jersey and the region and enable increased trade and collaboration in the sectors that are crucial to New Jersey’s continued economic success, such as technology, life sciences, manufacturing, and clean energy. The office will showcase New Jersey’s deep interest in East Asia and will support companies looking to expand into the North American market.

Reporters interested in more information on the New Jersey East Asia economic mission may contact Mahen Gunaratna (mahen.gunaratna@nj.gov) and Ingrid Austin (iaustin@choosenj.com) or visit choosenj.com/EastAsiaMission for additional details.

About Choose New Jersey, Inc.

Choose New Jersey is New Jersey’s leading nonprofit economic development organization. We stimulate job creation and attract capital investment to grow New Jersey’s economy. We market New Jersey globally as the best state in the United States to live, work, and play, and we guide businesses in establishing or expanding operations here. Our staff, supported by a network of state agencies and private partners, provide free, confidential assistance to guide companies in establishing operations in New Jersey. To learn more, visit choosenj.com.

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