Writer: Joey Garrand
2 min read June 2022 — North and Central Jersey are poised for success in a post-pandemic landscape as the region continues to foster emerging industries and outpaces neighboring states in growth. The near-term horizon and the region’s strategies to ensure success will be the focal point of the official Invest: North & Central Jersey 2022 Launch Conference on Thursday, July 14, hosted by media platform Capital Analytics.
After two years of virtual events, Capital Analytics is finally back to in-person hosting. The launch event will be held in person on July 14 at The Heldrich Hotel & Conference Center in New Brunswick, starting with an hour-long networking session over breakfast at 7:45 a.m., to be followed by Ronald Rios, commissioner director of Middlesex County, who will deliver the opening keynote address.
“North and Central Jersey are in growth mode,” said Capital Analytics President and CEO Abby Melone, who will present the conference’s opening words. “We are excited to be releasing our inaugural edition of Invest: North & Central Jersey, especially given our existing coverage of the South Jersey market. While COVID certainly presented economic challenges for all regions across the nation, it is clear that local leaders today share renewed vitality and excitement for what’s to come, and we’re eager to assist in North and Central Jersey’s continued growth through our unparalleled, in-depth, digestible business intelligence.”
Invest: North & Central Jersey 2022 provides a comprehensive view of the region’s economic potential and the challenges accompanying that potential from the perspective of approximately 200 local leaders and elected officials.
This year’s report focuses on the region’s key industries, including education, healthcare and life sciences, banking and finance, real estate and construction, while considering the impact of and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the pandemic, North and Central Jersey has enjoyed continued economic expansion and is emerging even stronger in a post-COVID-19 landscape.
The first panel of the conference, “Pioneering Healthcare & Life Sciences: Next steps for North and Central Jersey’s healthcare and life sciences ecosystem,” will discuss the tremendous success of the healthcare and life sciences industries in the region as well as what’s to come with local businesses and leaders being on the cutting edge of these sectors. The panel will be presented by President of Jersey Central Power & Light Jim Fakult. Moderated by New Brunswick Development Corporation’s (DEVCO) President Christopher Paladino, panelists will include CEO of the NJ, PA, DE territories for UnitedHealthcare Paul Marden and U.S. General Manager of Genmab Brad Bailey, with one other panelist to be announced.
The second panel, “Growth Mode: Reimagining the business of real estate and market development options,” will explore what it will take to accomodate the region’s growth from a real estate and infrastructure perspective. CEO of USA Architects, Planners + Interior Designers, Ltd. Paul Swartz will present the panel. Moderated by Blank Rome LLP Partner Jonathan Korn, panelists will include Managing Partner of Greek Development David Greek, NJ Office Managing Partner for Scarinci Hollenbeck LLP Donald Pepe, and CEO of Russo Development Edward Russo.
The third panel, “Harnessing Innovation: How institutions and organizations are adapting to today’s innovation landscape,” will take a deep dive into how various businesses and organizations are morphing to an environment of rapid innovation and succeeding. The panel will be presented by EVP, Central Region of OceanFirst Bank George Destafney. Moderated by Capital Analytics’ CEO Abby Melone, panelists will include CEO of Alpha Business Solutions Gene Waddy, Incoming President & CEO of Bankers Association Michael Affuso, and President and CEO of Technology Concepts Group International Avis Yates Rivers
To close out the event, Jim Cahill, mayor of the City of New Brunswick, will provide the closing keynote address.
Hundreds of New Jersey business leaders are expected to attend the conference. Click here to register.
About Capital Analytics & Invest: North & Central Jersey 2022
Capital Analytics is an integrated media platform that produces in-depth business intelligence through its annual print and digital economic reviews, high-impact conferences and events and top-level interviews via its video platform, Invest:Insights.
Invest: North & Central Jersey 2022 is an in-depth economic review of the key issues facing the local economy, featuring the exclusive insights of prominent regional leaders. Invest: North & Central Jersey 2022 is produced with two goals in mind: 1) to provide comprehensive investment knowledge on North and Central Jersey for local, national and international investors, and 2) to promote the region as a place to invest and do business.
The report conducts a deep dive into the top economic sectors in the region, including real estate, construction, infrastructure, banking and finance, professional services, healthcare, education and tourism. The publication is compiled from insights collected from more than 200 economic leaders, sector insiders, political leaders and heads of important institutions. It analyzes the leading challenges facing the market and uncovers emerging opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs and innovators.
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