Trenton, NJ - On the heels of the state’s commanding presence at BIO International 2015, New Jersey’s dominance in biotechnology was validated with a top ranking nationally in the Biotech Growth Potential category in Business Facilities Magazine’s Annual Rankings Report released today.
Trenton, NJ - Joined by state, federal, and local officials, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno, chair of the New Jersey Military Installation Growth and Development Task Force (Task Force), released the Task Force’s final report and includes STEM education as well as innovation to growth the NJ sector.
Philadelphia, PA - Innovation in New Jersey dates back to Einstein and Edison, but a new wave of discovery in life sciences is happening right now across the Garden State. At both the corporate and academic level, researchers throughout the state are tackling some of the industry’s biggest challenges. To showcase the state’s groundbreaking research, Choose New Jersey is launching a new concept at the New Jersey Pavilion this year: the BIO Innovation Theater.
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Trenton, NJ - New Jersey will showcase its business strengths in the life science industry to a global audience next week at the world’s largest biotechnology conference, BIO International, being held at the Philadelphia Convention Center on June 15-18.
Trenton, NJ - Governor Chris Christie: On behalf of the State of New Jersey, I am pleased to address business professionals throughout the Garden State in this issue of the New Jersey Business magazine.
Trenton, NJ - From June 15 to June 18, New Jersey’s life sciences prowess will be on display at the Bio International Convention in Philadelphia, the international industry event that will feature more and more than 300 academic institutions, including major research labs, and government agencies. Including ancillary professionals such as lawyers, accountants and venture capitalists, the three-day event is expected to attract more than 16,000 attendees.
Princeton, NJ - As National Small Business Week kicks off this week, Choose New Jersey, Inc. is offering small businesses across the Garden State an online tool, RPF Watch, which can help them potentially win millions of dollars in contracts.
New Brunswick, NJ – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, developed a new Business Portal, designed in consultation with industry leaders to serve New Jersey’s corporate community. The Business Portal offers users easy access to four key areas—research, technology licensing, professional development and recruiting—and provides two robust internal search functions and clear pathways to Rutgers’ Corporate Engagement Team, Office of Research Commercialization and Rutgers Translational Sciences.
Princeton, NJ, December 8, 2014 ― Choose New Jersey, Inc., a privately funded and operated nonprofit that works to grow investment and jobs in the Garden State, today announced the departure of its founding President and Chief Executive Officer, Tracye McDaniel.
She will be leaving the organization early next year to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Economic Development Corporation. The Choose New Jersey Board of Directors has initiated a search for her successor.
“As the founding president of Choose New Jersey, Tracye set our course and secured a strong base of support from the state’s business, labor and education community. Her vision and expertise helped the organization become a powerful marketing engine, promoting the state as a premier business location all over the world,” said Bernie Flynn, Chairman of the Board of Choose New Jersey and President and Chief Executive Officer of New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company.
“The opportunity to lead economic development efforts in Texas, Tracye’s largest challenge to date, is a validation of all that she has accomplished in New Jersey. She is a savvy leader who leaves behind a strong organization that is a critical part of the Christie Administration’s Partnership for Action and is poised for growth and success.”
Under McDaniels’ leadership, Choose New Jersey supported the recruitment, expansion and/or retention of 60 corporate operations that accounted for more than 12,600 jobs and nearly $1.4 billion in capital investment – including investments by Allergan, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, First Data Corp., Orexo, Sandoz, Shiamak, and Valeant/Bausch + Lomb.
“I’m incredibly proud of what we were able to accomplish in the last four years, forming the basis of a next–generation model for economic development that has sparked global awareness about the benefits of doing business in New Jersey,” McDaniel said. “There is a growing recognition around the world that New Jersey has a superb business climate and a strong pipeline of leads that the state’s economic development team will no doubt handle with expert care.”
McDaniel is no stranger to Texas. Her nearly 30 years of professional experience include leading a number of economic development organizations in the state. Prior to coming to New Jersey in 2011, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Greater Houston Partnership.
She had previously served as Executive Director of the state’s Economic Development and Tourism Division, and as CEO for the Texas Economic Development Corporation’s “TexasOne” Program, which is part of the organization that she will now lead.
“I leave with very mixed emotions,” McDaniel said. “New Jersey is where I honed my craft and where I made the biggest impact. But Texas is where I got my start, and in many ways it is like going home.”
McDaniel launched and led Choose New Jersey, a privately funded and governed organization that works to promote the state globally. In four years, she grew the nonprofit to a nationally recognized “next generation” model for economic development. Partnering with business leaders across the state helped New Jersey understand emerging opportunities among companies looking to enter the U.S. market, and helped to parlay them into active leads for the state. Choose New Jersey visited a variety of strategic destinations during McDaniel’s tenure, including Canada, India, Israel, Germany, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey.
Choose New Jersey is part of the New Jersey Partnership for Action (PFA), which includes the New Jersey Business Action Center, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, and the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education. Under the leadership of Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, the PFA serves as the starting point for all initiatives, policies and efforts related to growing New Jersey’s economy and creating quality, sustainable jobs.
McDaniel holds leadership positions in numerous professional and industry organizations and sits on the Board of Directors of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the world’s top organization for economic development professionals. NJBIZ included McDaniel on its list of New Jersey’s 2014 Best 50 Women in Business, as well as the 100 Most Powerful People in New Jersey Business.
Choose New Jersey, Inc. is a privately funded 501(c)(3) corporation charged with encouraging and nurturing economic growth throughout New Jersey with a focus on making the state’s most distressed cities engines for growth and opportunity. Through marketing, business attraction and lead generation activities, Choose New Jersey markets New Jersey as a premiere business location to both domestic and international businesses. Choose New Jersey is one of four elements of the Partnership for Action (PFA), which is led by Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno and also includes the New Jersey Business Action Center, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, and the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education. For more information, visit www.choosenj.com.
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