Diversity

Ørsted to locate N. American digital operations headquarters in Newark — and it’s hiring, too

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ

In another move connected to Newark’s strong broadband infrastructure, Ørsted announced Thursday it will open its North American Digital Operations headquarters in Newark. It’s hiring, too. The new office, which will integrate with Ørsted’s other digital operations offices in Europe and Asia, will employ more than 20 Ørsted staff members, including 12-14 new information technology positions the company hopes to fill …

Lozano on building cultural and business relationships between N.J., Puerto Rico

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ

Choose New Jersey CEO selected to co-chair NJPR Commission with Anastos. The connection between Puerto Rico and New Jersey was never so evident as it was during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in September 2017 — a devastating national disaster that is estimated to have brought more than 30,000 Puerto Ricans to the state. They joined a community of approximately …

Governor Murphy Announces Appointments to the New Jersey Puerto Rico Commission

Office of the Governor | Press Release

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced 29 appointments to the New Jersey Puerto Rico Commission. The Commission, which was established under legislation signed into law by Governor Murphy in January 2020, will build upon the Administration’s efforts to promote interconnectivity between Puerto Ricans living in New Jersey and on the island. The Commission’s work will include supporting ongoing recovery efforts, …

10 Years of Choosing New Jersey

Jim Pytell | New Jersey Business

Choose NJ celebrates its first decade and builds on past successes.  A highly educated workforce, top notch public education system, strategic location between major economic hubs, the largest East Coast seaport, and a high quality of life? These are just a few of the reasons why New Jersey is often lauded for being an attractive place to locate a business. There …

Stockton Welcomes Four New Trustees

Diane D'Amico | Stockton University

Galloway, N.J. –  Stockton University welcomed four new members to its Board of Trustees at the May 5  board meeting.  The addition of Rev. Collins A. Days, Sonia Gonsalves, Michelle Keates and Jose Lozano represents a historic expansion of the board, from 12 members to 15. President Harvey Kesselman said the expansion of the Board of Trustees reflects the growth of …

Jersey City (again) is named most diverse city in U.S.

ROI-NJ Staff(Jersey City) | ROI-NJ

New Jersey prides itself in having one of the most diverse populations in the country. It also has the most diverse city. Jersey City was selected as the most ethnically diverse city in the country in a recent study from the personal finance outlet WalletHub.com. It’s a distinction that city has been given many times by many different organizations. And one Mayor Steve …

20 Black and brown-owned N.J. companies just got a big boost

Tennyson Donyéa | NJ.com

A new program that will benefit Garden State entrepreneurs says that it will address a long-standing issue for Black and brown business owners — a lack of access to funding. Despite raking in $700 billion last year, businesses founded by Black and brown entrepreneurs don’t have access to capital the same way non-minority owned companies do, according to a report …

The best Indian food in the United States? It’s in New Jersey

Brad Japhe | CNN

In a normal year, more than 60 million visitors will flock to the Big Apple. If they’re craving Indian cuisine they are likely to end up in the eminent enclaves of Queens’ Jackson Heights or an area on Manhattan’s East Side known affectionately as Curry Hill. But New York has a way of overshadowing the cultural abundance that percolates directly …

N.J. Gov. Murphy signs environmental justice law designed to protect minority communities

Frank Kummer | The Philadelphia Inquirer

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed environmental justice legislation that allows the state to deny permits for projects that would have an environmental impact on already “overburdened” communities, defined as those predominated by minority or low-income people. The law, which supporters say is one of the toughest in the nation, would apply to proposals for new or expanded …


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