Jersey City, NJ: On Thursday, February 15, 2018, the North Jersey Jewish Business Alliance (NJJBA) its first-ever Economic Development Forum, GROWinNJ at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City. Over 100 participants joined to hear about the advantages of doing business in New Jersey and about the many incentives and benefits available for NJ businesses. Many of the attendees came from businesses currently outside of NJ, especially NY State where growth options are more limited, and are thinking seriously about moving to NJ in the next year or so.
Event Chairman Maksim Sheyn, Senior Vice President at Investors Bank, a member of the Board of Directors of the NJJBA, opened the event by thanking the sponsors and presenters and stated “The great state of NJ has a lot to offer businesses of all types, sizes and industries. Logistically it’s tough to find a better place than NJ.”
David Rosenberg, Founder and Executive Director of the Alliance welcomed the guests to New Jersey and announced that the “Alliance will now also assist out-of-state businesses when choosing NJ. We have a wonderful team and many resources for your business to ease the process “.
The forum was comprehensive and information-packed for businesses expanding in or moving to NJ with each speaker addressing a different angle. Michele Brown, President and CEO of Choose NJ, discussed the advantages of the State of New Jersey, Bill O’Dea, Hudson County Freeholder and Deputy Director of Elizabeth Development Company and Ted Zangari Esq., Chair of Real Estate Dept. at Sills Cummis & Gross, spoke about the different incentives for businesses expanding in or moving to NJ and how things may soon change. Tom Coughlin, President and CEO of BCB Bank told the audience about small business banking and EDA loans, and Richard Mirliss Managing Partner of Colliers International – NJ spoke about the real estate aspect of a move, explaining how warehouse space in Northern Jersey is becoming more limited due to the fact that so many businesses are moving in to the state.