Education & Workforce

SciTech Scity: ‘A place where you can see the future’

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ

Paul Hoffman is more than just the CEO of the Liberty Science Center and one of the foremost minds on all things STEM in the country. He’s a fabulous storyteller, too. Anyone who has ever heard Hoffman, in his trademark T-shirt and sneakers, wow a crowd from behind a lectern is nodding their head. Friday, in the LSC parking lot, and on …

SciTech Scity, game-changing innovation campus, to break ground today

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ

Liberty Science Center’s transformational “City of Tomorrow” will take a step closer to reality today. SciTech Scity, a long-planned and hoped-for 30-acre innovation campus that aims to launch and grow world-changing science and technology companies and reimagine public school science education, held a groundbreaking Friday morning in Jersey City. SciTech Scity aims to bring together scientists, community leaders, teachers, students …

NJIT ranked No. 43 for undergraduate entrepreneurial programs

ROI-NJ Staff (Newark) | ROI-NJ

New Jersey Institute of Technology was ranked among the 50 best schools in the country for undergraduates who want to become entrepreneurs by the Princeton Review on Wednesday. NJIT, which was ranked No. 43, was the only New Jersey school cited. The rankings are based on a survey by the Princeton Review conducted in partnership with Entrepreneur magazine taken in June-August 2019. It was the …

N.J. places 15 companies in 2021 Fortune 500

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

Fifteen companies headquartered in New Jersey are in the latest Fortune 500, which was released Wednesday. Leading the way was Johnson & Johnson. The New Brunswick-based pharmaceutical giant, known around the globe, came in at No. 36 — the only New Jersey company to place in the Top 50. In fact, the state had only three companies in the Top 100, …

EY announces 33 finalists for N.J. Entrepreneur of the Year

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

Ernst & Young announced 33 finalists for the Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 New Jersey Award — one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. Now in its 35th year, EY officials said, the Entrepreneur of the Year program honors business leaders whose ambition, courage and ingenuity help catapult the state’s economy from today to tomorrow. …

Lockheed Martin Facility in Moorestown to Add 400 New Jobs by 2023

NJB News

Gov. Phil Murphy visited Lockheed Martin’s Moorestown facility today to highlight the company’s planned expansion and the addition of nearly 400 jobs over the next two years. Beginning later this year, Lockheed will relocate its Vertical Launching Systems (VLS) production from Baltimore to Moorestown. That and other operating changes will result in a net gain of 400 jobs by 2023. …

NJEDA Partners with New Jersey City University to Advance New Jersey as Nation’s Epicenter of Online Wagering/Fintech

NJCU | Press Release

JERSEY CITY, N.J. | The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board has announced the approval of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with New Jersey City University (NJCU) in Jersey City that will help advance New Jersey’s leadership in the online wagering technology, and financial technology (fintech) sectors. The MOU with NJCU will support the creation of a Sports Wagering and Financial Technology Workforce Development …

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 …

Powering Economic Development

FirstEnergy | Press Release

JCP&L Helps Promote New Jersey as a Key Business Location For a state to effectively market its economic development attributes, many factors come into play, especially the long-established real estate axiom “location, location, location!” Many businesses and organizations augment a state’s self-promotional efforts, with utilities playing a special role. Site Selection magazine, considered the “Bible” for economic development, recognized FirstEnergy …

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