According to New Jersey Business, the new committee will develop and advocate for policies that promote investment in research and development, collaboration between industry and higher education institutions, and entrepreneurship that will proliferate New Jersey's standing as a global research hub and retain the economic benefits the state has come to rely on.
- R&D and investment tax credits
- STEM education and workforce development
- Identifying and removing obstacles to start ups, small business and entrepreneurs
- Public/private and academic partnerships
The committee will meet three times a year to discuss legislation, regulations and policy solutions, and to hear from key policymakers. Committee members will also receive regular email updates.
Tyler Seville, Associate Director at NJBIA will run the Committee and Haskell Berman, Senior Vice President – State Affairs at the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) will serve as committee chair.
New Jersey has historically enjoyed the socio-economic benefits of having a world-class innovation-based economy, and the state has done a good job improving New Jersey's innovation ecosystem over the last few years.
If you are interested in joining the new NJBIA committee or have questions, please email Tyler Seville, NJBIA's Associate Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NJBIA provides information, services and advocacy to its member companies in order to build a more prosperous New Jersey. NJBIA is the nation's largest statewide employer association. Its members, as a group, employ more than one million people.
NJBIA was founded in 1910 by a group of manufacturers who wanted to share ideas about workplace safety and who wanted to have a say in government policies affecting their business. Today, the Association’s 20,000 plus members represent every industry in the State, including contractors, manufacturers, retail and wholesale businesses, and service providers of every kind.