North & Central Jersey

Invest: North & Central Jersey 2022-2023 to highlight the region’s economic vitality

2 min read September 2022 — Research for Invest: North & Central Jersey’s second edition has officially begun. After an overwhelmingly successful launch of the...
HAX and the Hub: New Jersey’s economic engines continue to hum
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read September 2022 — The recent HAX headquarters announcement demonstrates how New Jersey’s economic engine continues to hum.  Last week....
Net-zero: New Jersey energy leaders share their progress
Writer: Joey Garrand 5 min read September 2022 — As New Jersey inches closer to 2050, the due date for...
Inflation ‘No. 1 issue’ in today’s business landscape
Writer: Sara Suarez 2 min read August 2022 — While consumer prices decreased in parts of New Jersey last month,...
New Jersey fights institutional home buying with more affordable units
2 min read August 2022 — A statewide effort to tackle the affordable housing crisis is underway in New Jersey....
Invest: North & Central Jersey 2022 Launch Conference welcomes a packed house and thriving New Jersey business community
Writer: Joshua Andino  3 min read July 2022 — Heralding the return to in-person events, the inaugural Invest: North &...
Next steps for Newark Symphony Hall
Writer: Joey Garrand 2 min read July 2022 — In a post-pandemic landscape, partnerships and significant renovations line the future...
met life stadium
Meadowlands, an economic powerhouse for New Jersey
Writer: Joey Garrand 2 min read June 2022— World Cup matches aren’t the only exciting thing to look forward to...
Invest: North & Central Jersey celebrates inaugural edition with in-person launch
Writer: Joey Garrand 2 min read June 2022 — North and Central Jersey are poised for success in a post-pandemic landscape...
New Jersey
North & Central Jersey ranks among top in nation for quality of life
Writer: Joey Garrand 2 min read June  2022— Investment, location and health are just a few characteristics of North and...
Christopher Paladino
Spotlight On: Christopher Paladino, President, New Brunswick Development Corporation
3 min read June 2022 — Invest: spoke with Christopher Paladino, president of the New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO), and...
Charlie Muracco
Remaining fiscally sound in a blockchain era
Being fiscally responsible in today’s landscape is a struggle with new technologies and a variety of economic challenges demanding attention....
Paul Swartz
Reimagining spaces
The pandemic ignited discussions about the purpose of spaces and how they should be designed. With Invest:Insights, CEO of USA...
jersey shore
Jersey Shore’s changing tourism industry
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read May 2022— With Memorial Day just around the corner, incoming crowds highlight the Jersey Shore’s...
Michael Nulty
Spotlight On: Michael Nulty, Partner, Matthews and Nulty
3 min read May 2022 — Matthews and Nulty is an accounting and tax service firm located in East Brunswick,...
Gary Dahms
Today’s engineering landscape
Recent times have posed both great opportunities and challenges for the engineering sector. With Invest:Insights, President and CEO of T&M...
Spotlight On: Debbie Hart, President & CEO, BioNJ
3 min read May 2022 — BioNJ is a nonprofit organization that works to enhance the climate for life sciences...
John Kennedy
Forging New Jersey’s manufacturing future
New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) works to improve the profitability and competitiveness of New Jersey’s manufacturers. With Invest:Insights, CEO...
Face Off: Developing the cures of tomorrow
Writer: Joshua Andino 4 min read  May 2022— New Jersey has long enjoyed its status as the medicine chest of...
D Wilson
Spotlight On: Dennis Wilson, President & CEO, Delta Dental of New Jersey & Connecticut
3 min read May 2022 — In an interview with Invest:, President and CEO of Delta Dental of New Jersey...
Deborah Visconi
Adjusting to a shifting healthcare landscape
Healthcare is undergoing radical shifts, and leaders in the industry are doing their best to steer in the right direction....
Ronald Rios Middlesex County
Spotlight On: Ronald Rios, Commissioner Director, Middlesex County
4 min read May 2022 — In an interview with Invest:, Commissioner Director of Middlesex County Ronald Rios discussed achievements...
John Harmon
Fostering a business community where diversity thrives
It wasn't until 2007 that New Jersey had a dedicated state chamber for the African American business community. With Invest:Insights,...
Lamont Repollet
Fostering creativity in higher education to address long-standing issues
https://youtu.be/FWwfgp3Xppc   Higher education, a sector traditionally slow to innovate, has been forced onto a path of rapid evolution. With...
offshore wind
Ocean Wind 1 reaches key milestone
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read April  2022 — Ocean Wind 1, a joint-venture between Ørsted and PSEG, recently announced...
Tom Iadanza Valley Bank
Spotlight On: Tom Iadanza, President, Valley Bank
2 min read April 2022 — Tom Iadanza, president at Valley Bank, says that jumping into new industries in New...
Rashaad Bajwa Integris
Spotlight On: Rashaad Bajwa, Founder & CEO, Integris
3 min read April 2022 — In an interview with Invest:, Founder and CEO Rashaad Bajwa of technology services company...
marketing
What makes a successful marketing strategy? Connection and a human touch
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read April 2022 —  As companies continually need to compete for the hearts and minds...
Paul Swart
Spotlight On: Paul Swartz, Senior Partner, CEO & Founding Principal, USA Architects, Planners + Interior Designers, Ltd.
4 min read April 2022 — USA Architects is a prominent design player in the region. The company is integrating...
new jersey economic development
New Jersey and economic development: What’s next?
Writer: Joshua Andino 6 min read April  2022—  As Americans move on from the pandemic, conversations have shifted from the...
Camber Real Estate Partners
Spotlight On: Christopher Bellapianta, Managing Principal, Camber Real Estate Partners
2 min read April 2022 — Managing Principal of Camber Real Estate Partners, Chris Bellapianta, spoke with Invest: and discussed...
Kim Hanemann
Spotlight On: Kim Hanemann, President & COO, PSE&G
3 min read April 2022 — PSE&G is New Jersey’s oldest and largest electric and gas utility, serving 2.8 million...
Anthony Sgammato EY
Spotlight On: Anthony Sgammato, Iselin Office Managing Partner, EY
3 min read March 2022 — Anthony Sgammato, EY Iselin office managing partner, spoke with Invest: to discuss the highlights...
New Jersey’s public university leaders share a glimpse of the future
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read March  2022— Affordability, balancing online and in-person learning and supporting underserved communities are just...
Anthony Iacono
Spotlight On: Anthony Iacono, President, County College of Morris
4 min read March 2022 — In an interview with Invest: Anthony Iacono, president of County College of Morris, shared...
Bob Gordon Commissioner
Spotlight On: Bob Gordon, Commissioner, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
4 min read March 2022 — New Jersey is taking ambitious strides in addressing climate change and is striving to...
James Tedesco Bergen County
Spotlight On: James Tedesco, County Executive, Bergen County
4 min read March 2022 — Bergen County is in the midst of explosive growth across multiple sectors and in...
Greg Lalevee Operating Engineers Local 825
Spotlight On: Greg Lalevee, Business Manager, Operating Engineers Local 825
3 min read March 2022 — Celebrating their 100 year anniversary, Business Manager Greg Lalevee of Operating Engineers Local 825...
new jersey
New Jersey’s economic landscape is changing
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read March  2022— New Jersey’s economic landscape is changing. As the pandemic spurred a migration...
Merilee Meacock KSS Architects (1)
Spotlight On: Merilee Meacock, Partner, KSS Architects
2 min read March 2022 —In an interview with Invest:, Merilee Meacock, partner at KSS Architects, discussed the digital transformations...
Shereef Elnahal
Spotlight On: Shereef Elnahal, President & CEO, University Hospital
2 min read March 2022 — In an interview with Invest:, President and CEO Shereef Elnahal of University Hospital highlighted...
higher education
The state of academia: How higher education is changing
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read February 2022 — Higher education across the country is changing. With a number of...
Stephan Lowy Lowy's Moving Service
Spotlight On: Stephan Lowy, CEO, Lowy’s Moving Service
2 min read February 2022 — Lowy's Moving Service is a 98 year old highly experienced residential and commercial mover...
Atlantic Health System
Spotlight On: Brian Gragnolati, President & CEO, Atlantic Health System
2 min read February 2022 — Brian Gragnolati, President & CEO of Atlantic Health System, shares his insights on the...
New Jersey tuition
New Jersey tuition improves, challenges remain
Writer: Joey Garrand 2 min read February 2022 — While headlines emphasize rising costs in higher education, colleges and universities...
Fairleigh Dickinson University president
Spotlight On: Christopher Capuano, President, Fairleigh Dickinson University
2 min read February 2022 — New Jersey’s diversity and access to cutting-edge industries has Fairleigh Dickinson University President Christopher...
PrincetonHealth
Spotlight On: James Demetriades, CEO, Penn Medicine Princeton Health
2 min read February 2022 — In a conversation with Invest:, CEO James Demetriades of Penn Medicine Princeton Health stated...
T&M Associates
Spotlight On: Gary Dahms, President & CEO, T&M Associates
2 min read January 2022 — T&M Associates has seen massive gains in the past year and Gary Dahms, president...
Berkeley College Diane Recinos
Spotlight On: Diane Recinos, Interim President, Berkeley College
2 min read January 2022 — Online learning is here to stay and students like the flexibility that it provides....
hospitality sector
Hospitality industry breathes easier as statewide relief approved
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read  January 2022 — Although the omicron variant of the coronavirus remains a concern, those...
Onyx Equities
Spotlight On: Jonathan Schultz, Co-Founder & Managing Principal, Onyx Equities
2 min read January 2022 — Jonathan Schultz, the co-founder and managing principal of Onyx Equities, LLC, is optimistic that...
MRCC Peter Gallo
Spotlight On: Peter Gallo, President, MRCC (Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce)
2 min read December 2021 — The Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce recently rebranded itself as MRCC to reflect its...
Newark mask mandates
Newark mask mandates return in the wake of increasing COVID cases
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read  2021— Newark Mayor Ras Baraka has issued an indoor mask-mandate as the city’s positive...
Resource Realty of Northern NJ
Spotlight On: Tom Consiglio, Principal, Resource Realty of Northern NJ
2 min read December 2021 — North New Jersey is a booming business corridor that is rapidly changing as demand...
Valley Health System
Spotlight On: Audrey Meyers, President & CEO, Valley Health System
2 min read December 2021 — In a conversation with Invest:, President and CEO Audrey Meyers of Valley Health System...
North Jersey Chamber of Commerce
Spotlight On: Michelle Vernuccio, President, North Jersey Chamber of Commerce
 2 min read December 2021 — The North Jersey Chamber of Commerce is an organization focused on providing information, networking,...
Celebrating the holidays in North Jersey
Writer: Sara Suarez 2 min read December 2021 — As the holidays approach, it’s important to sit down and ponder...
New Jersey Bankers Association John McWeeney 1
Spotlight On: John McWeeney, President & CEO, New Jersey Bankers Association
2 min read December 2021 — With a history dating back over 118 years, the New Jersey Bankers Association aims...
thanksgiving
Fun things to do this Thanksgiving weekend in North Jersey
Writer: Sara Suarez 2 min read November 2021 — If you are looking to go out and enjoy a few...
Morris County Chamber of Commerce
Spotlight On: Meghan Hunscher, President & CEO, Morris County Chamber of Commerce
2 min read November 2021 — The pandemic has fundamentally changed many businesses and Meghan Hunscher, president and CEO of...
Bucks County tourism
Tourism and hospitality sitting at the heart of the economic rebound
Writer: Capital Analytics 2 min read November 2021— At the onset of the pandemic, it quickly became clear that tourism...
Spotlight On: Chip Hallock, President & CEO, Newark Regional Business Partnership
2 min read November 2021 — President and CEO Chip Hallock of the Newark Regional Business Partnership spoke with Invest:...
Anthony Vita
Spotlight On: Anthony Vita, President, Vita & Vita Realty Corp.
2 min read October 2021 — North Jersey is presenting various levels of activity depending on the submarket. Anthony Vita,...
Spotlight On: Michael Seeve, President, Mountain Development Corp
2 min read October 2021 — Mountain Development Corp is a full-service real estate company with more than 40 years...
Spotlight On: Kevin Haney, President & CEO, Colliers Engineering & Design
2 min read October 2021 — President and CEO, Kevin Haney, of Colliers Engineering & Design was interviewed by Invest:...
Steppin’ Out: North Jersey ready for fall festivities
Writers: Sara Suarez & Brittany Pressner  2 min read October 2021 — As summer enters its final stretch, this fall...
Nina Tucker, President, North Essex Chamber of Commerce
Spotlight On: Nina Tucker, President, North Essex Chamber of Commerce
2 min read October 2021 — In an interview with Invest: Nina Tucker, president of the North Essex Chamber of...
‘Return and Earn’ incentive program seeks to address labor challenges in New Jersey
Writer: Sara Suarez 2 min read September 2021 — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that companies will be able to...
Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce president
Spotlight On: Hal English, President & CEO, Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce
2 min read September 2021 — The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber was established in 1959 to engage businesses and communities...
Chris Edwards Somerset County Business Partnership
Spotlight On: Chris Edwards, President & CEO, Somerset County Business Partnership
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read September 2021 — As a neighbor to New York City, Somerset County is an...
New Jersey Wind Port
Groundbreaking of New Jersey Wind Port is a significant step for New Jersey
Writer: Sara Suarez 2 min read September 2021 — A significant breakthrough for wind power in New Jersey took place...
William Hanson
Spotlight On: William Hanson, President, NAI James E. Hanson
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read September 2021 — In an interview with Invest: William Hanson, SIOR, president of NAI...
Jim Kirkos
Spotlight On: Jim Kirkos, President & CEO, Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read September 2021 — The Meadowlands Regional Chamber has been helping businesses grow and succeed...
New Jersey grants $750k to CleanTech Ventures as part of Environmental Economics Plan
Writer: Sara Suarez 2 min read August 2021 — New Jersey’s economic institutions are collaborating to provide additional monetary help...
Lights, Camera, Action: New Jersey sets the stage for film industry growth
Writer:  Felipe Rivas  2 min read August 2021 —  The cameras are ready to roll in New Jersey as the...
Invest: North Jersey 2022 to showcase emerging regional opportunities
Writer:  Felipe Rivas 2 min read July 2021 — Known for its proximity to New York City and for a...

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Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read September 2022— Hurricane season is here and the latest storm, Hurricane Ian, could potentially...
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Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read  September 2022— New residents have been coming to Raleigh and the Triangle region for...
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Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read September 2022— With increasing accessibility to Latino students a key aspect of the Texas...