North & Central Jersey

Spotlight On: Avis Yates Rivers, President & CEO, Technology Concepts Group International

2 min read February 2023 — The last two years have been a wake-up call for many companies about how their supply chain is structured. “While...
Spotlight On: Donald Scarinci, Managing Partner, Scarinci Hollenbeck
3 min read January 2023 —Invest: spoke with Donald Scarinci, managing partner at law firm Scarinci Hollenbeck, about the reasons behind its reduction of office...
Violence intervention programs receive $10 million grant in New Jersey
Writer: Vittorio Parravano 2 min read January 2023 — Last Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration announced a $10 million grant...
Spotlight On: Deborah Visconi, President & CEO, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center
3 min read January 2023 —In an interview with Invest:,  Deborah Visconi, President and CEO of Bergen New Bridge Medical...
Spotlight On: Andrew Pearl, Vice President & Division Manager Northeast Region, Swinerton
3 min read January 2023 — Invest: spoke with Andrew Pearl, vice president and division manager of national construction company...
Cannabis advocate set to lead no-cost business training program for small businesses
Writer: Vittorio Parravano 2 min read January 2023 — Cannabis startups in New Jersey are another step closer to receiving...
Spotlight On: Patrick Walsh, CEO and Managing Partner, Withum
3 min read January 2023 — In an interview with Invest:, Withum CEO and Managing Partner Patrick Walsh discussed recent...
Invest: South Jersey’s in-person Launch Conference to highlight regional economic growth
2 min read December 2022 — South Jersey’s economy is on the move and, while challenges remain, the region’s path...
Spotlight On: Peter Dontas, Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo
3 min read December 2022 — Peter Dontas, executive vice president of Wells Fargo, talked to Invest: about why New...
Netflix in New Jersey: How streaming will boost the state’s economy
Writer: Ryan Gandolfo 2 min read December 2022 — Netflix is coming to New Jersey, as the media-streaming company announced...
Spotlight On: Gene Waddy, CEO, Alpha Business Solutions
3 min read December 2022 — The Greater Jersey region is in active growth mode and can realize its full...
Spotlight On: Andrew Aronson, President & CEO, Health Care Association of New Jersey
3 min read December 2022 — The Health Care Association of New Jersey is a nonprofit trade association representing long-term...
5 family events to check out over the holidays in New Jersey
Writer: Ryan Gandolfo  2 min read   December 2022— There’s no place like home for the holidays. But, when you do...
Spotlight On: Kevin Haney, President & CEO, Colliers Engineering & Design
2 min read December 2022 — Colliers Engineering & Design has doubled revenue during the last two years, said President...
Brand Builders: Andrea Cookhorn, Director of Marketing, Alpha Business Solutions
3 min read December 2022 — Alpha Business Solutions Director of Marketing Andrea Cookhorn shared with Invest: best marketing practices,...
Spotlight On: Jeffrey Hipschman, Senior Managing Director, CBRE
2 min read November 2022 — Invest: spoke with Jeffrey Hipschman, senior managing director of CBRE, about the challenges and...
Face Off: higher education sector’s role in creating a robust workforce in New Jersey
Writer: Victor Cabrera 2 min read November 2022 —  Concerns over workforce shortages remain top of mind for industry leaders...
Spotlight On: Bryan Hutchinson, Chief Executive Officer, Monmouth Ocean Regional REALTORS®
2 min read November 2022 — Bryan Hutchinson, CEO of Monmouth Ocean Regional REALTORS ® , talked with Invest: about...
New Jersey expands apprenticeship programs to address workforce shortage
Writer: Victor Cabrera 2 min read November 2022 — With National Apprenticeship Week currently underway, New Jersey has expanded its...
Spotlight On: Robert Peluso, President, Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce
2 min read November 2022 — Robert Peluso, president of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, is looking toward the...
Spotlight On: Samantha DeAlmeida, President, Associated Builders and Contractors of New Jersey
2 min read November 2022 — Invest: spoke with Samantha DeAlmeida, president of the Associated Builders and Contractors of New...
New Jersey announces latest economic development grant to bolster manufacturing
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read October 2022— New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced a new Manufacturing Voucher Program earlier...
NJEDA to invest up to $1 million in MWBE innovation fund
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read September 2022— The New Jersey Economic Development Authority approved investing up to $1 million into...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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....
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,...
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...
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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Spotlight On: Jacob Frey, Mayor, City of Minneapolis
4 min read February 2023 — Mayor Jacob Frey of Minneapolis spoke with Invest: about the structural changes made in...
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Promoting Equity: Regional education leaders take action
Writer: Eleana Teran 2 min read February 2023 - As the educational landscape in the Twin Cities adapts to the...
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Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read February 2023 — As demand continues to recover for Raleigh-Durham International Airport, congestion and...
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Spotlight On: Richard Baumert, Principal, Millennium Partners Boston
3 min read February 2023 — Richard Baumert, principal at Millennium Partners Boston, talked with Invest: about their $1.3 billion...