Trenton, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan and Assembly colleagues to create a task force charged with recommending how to incorporate engineering into the K-12 science curriculum received final legislative approval last month and now heads to the governor's desk.
Trenton, NJ - According to Josh Burd of NJBiz, "It might be tough to quantify the volume of fiber in Newark, but New Jersey's prowess as a state is well-documented. The Garden State, which has 17 fiber providers, is third in the country when it comes to the percentage of population covered by fiber, according to broadbandnow.com.With about 63 percent of its population covered, it sits behind only Rhode Island (98 percent) and Oregon (77 percent).
Trenton, NJ – Legislation that would change New Jersey laws and regulations to help businesses take advantage of crowdfunding passed the Senate last Thursday. Specifically, S-712/A-2073 would provide exemptions from registration with the NJ Bureau of Securities for companies that want to offer intrastate crowdfunding investment opportunities. The total investment cannot exceed $1 million, and the investment from any single purchaser is capped at $5,000.
Trenton, NJ - Threats to cybersecurity change every day, so it is essential to stay on top of the latest updates to keep your business safe. The New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) has released its latest bulletin, which details the vulnerability of the systems that control the northeast electrical grid. A weakness that allows hackers to exploit font drivers in certain Windows servers was found, and multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe and Microsoft software were discovered. NJBIA is working with the NJCCIC to keep businesses up to date on the latest cyber threats and the tools available to fight them. The cell was launched by Governor Christie this past May.
New Brunswick, NJ – According to Scott Fallon and Linda Moss of The Record, “The state laboratory that conducts scientific research in the Meadowlands will be taken over by Rutgers-Newark, a move approved Thursday that many say will secure the future of a group of scientists who have worked to restore the region’s ecology.”
Trenton, NJ – In this month’s edition of the New Jersey Business magazine, Anthony Birritteri, Editor-in-Chief features the New Jersey’s Partnership for Action (PFA), headed by the Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. He discusses and interviews the leaders of the state’s public-private approach to economic development and the springboard for all initiatives, policies and efforts related to growing New Jersey’s economy and creating quality, sustainable jobs.
Acting Governor Guadagno Welcomes Newark Venture Partners, Region’s First Elite Venture Fund and Technology Accelerator
Newark, NJ - Acting Governor Kim Guadagno joined local officials and members of Newark’s business community to announce the launch of Newark Venture Partners (NVP), a new $50 million early-stage social impact venture fund, the first of its kind in the New York metropolitan area.
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.
Trenton, NJ - Governor Christie signed another balanced budget for FY16 that invests in education and higher education academic institutions.
First Lady Christie and Health Commissioner Announce Grants for Autism Medical Homes and Expansion of Autism Research
Trenton, NJ – Enhancing the administration's firm commitment to finding new and innovative ways to help New Jersey families impacted by autism, First Lady Mary Pat Christie and Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd today announced $4.4 million in grants to establish Autism Medical Homes and the advance research in the understanding, prevention, evaluation and treatment of the biologically-based disorder. New Jersey is a national leader in early intervention and education of children with autism which affects about 1 in 45 children across the Garden State.
Newark, NJ - Highlighting New Jersey’s leadership as a home for innovation and the “Medicine Chest of the World,” Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno addressed the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) Business Partners “Life Sciences as an Engine of Innovation” Roundtable, presented in association with the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ).
Washington D.C. - According to Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), "A year from now, the 2016 presidential primaries will be over, and the nominees of both parties will need to focus in earnest on the broad interests of the American people, not just the parochial concerns of their respective bases. In anticipation of that moment, ITIF has produced an open memo to all Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns outlining a comprehensive policy agenda on technology and the economy. The memo is accompanied by a draft campaign speech on fostering 21st century enterprise, which ITIF encourages candidates to borrow from freely."
Trenton, NJ – According to New Jersey Business Magazine, “The NJ Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) has issued four advisories on cyberattacks in the last week. Vulnerabilities were found in Microsoft Office, Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer and Adobe Flash Player.”
Trenton, NJ - It is a pleasure to join New Jersey Business magazine for its Innovative State issue. New Jersey has proven again and again that it is a true home for innovation, strengthening its legacy with ongoing support for discovery. This issue highlights many of those businesses and organizations that redefine New Jersey’s legacy every day.
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.
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