Choose New Jersey opens office in Israel, strengthening economic relations in the Middle East

State of Innovation Newsletter

March 2023 Recap: State of Innovation Newsletter

Last month, Choose New Jersey embarked on its fifth mission to “The Startup Nation” since 2018 to celebrate the grand opening of the New Jersey Israel Center in Tel Aviv. The new office, opened in collaboration with the New Jersey-Israel Commission, will grow commercial, academic, and cultural partnerships with Israel and support Israeli businesses looking to expand to New Jersey. The …

February 2023 Recap: State of Innovation Newsletter

President & CEO Wes Mathews accompanied Governor Murphy to Germany in February for the annual Munich Security Conference, the world’s leading forum for debate on international security. The conference’s themes included economic, energy, and cyber security, as well as the role of state and local leaders in foreign policy-making at the national level. As part of the trip, Choose New …

January 2023 Recap – State of Innovation Newsletter

New Jersey is bubbling with promise in 2023. Governor Murphy delivered his annual State of the State address last month and stated that we are building the “Next New Jersey.” One exciting reason behind the new moniker is our revived film industry, which has broken records for the second year in a row. In 2022, spending on film and television production in …

December 2022 Recap – State of Innovation Newsletter

‘Tis the season for hustling and bustling, and New Jersey is ending 2022 with a bang! This month, Governor Murphy announced major funding to expand access to safe transportation and enhance areas around public transit facilities across the state. Hustling and bustling using New Jersey’s public transportation lends to a greener state and will soon be safer and more efficient. The …

November 2022 – State of Innovation Newsletter

We hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving! November reminds us to be thankful for so much. We are grateful to live in a state that invests in education – the root of economic development. Governor Murphy signed legislation to expand access to STEM education this month, helping to ensure that New Jersey remains a top state for education in the …

October 2022 – State of Innovation Newsletter

The manufacturing industry, a historically significant contributor to New Jersey’s economy, is getting a boost of additional support from the State. Governor Murphy announced the creation of a grant program that will enable purchases of equipment to improve productivity and efficiency and keep New Jersey competitive in the ever-growing manufacturing industry. The Choose New Jersey staff promotes our State and …

September 2022 – State of Innovation Newsletter

New Jersey continues to be an attractive destination for domestic and international businesses as evidenced by Fitch Ratings’ recent upgrade of New Jersey’s credit rating, joining Moody’s and S&P to provide triple confirmation of New Jersey’s “positive” rating outlook. The credit upgrades improve New Jersey’s near-term resilience, yield further gains for businesses and individuals going forward, and affirm New Jersey’s …

April 2022 – State of Innovation Newsletter

Governor Murphy led a historic, highly successful four-day, two-city economic mission trip to Ireland earlier this week with a delegation of over 40 of New Jersey’s top business, academic, and government leaders. Among the highlights, Irish highway service plaza operator Applegreen announced their new North American headquarters and $126 million expansion in New Jersey, NJCU, Choose New Jersey, and DEVCO …

March 2022 – State of Innovation Newsletter

Commemorating St. Patrick’s Day, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced he will lead a four day, two-city economic mission trip to Ireland in April with a delegation of Choose New Jersey, New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), and senior administration officials as well as key business and academic leaders. The delegation will visit Dublin and Cork to build on existing …


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