Governor Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno Launch Choose New Jersey

Posted: Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Dear Business Leaders,

Earlier today, Governor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno announced the launch of Choose New Jersey, a new non-profit corporation designed to market, promote and facilitate business attraction, expansion and retention in the State. Choose New Jersey is an independent, privately funded and managed organization created to aggressively promote New Jersey as a place in which to invest and do business. Chaired by Dennis M. Bone, President of Verizon New Jersey, Choose New Jersey will also market incentive programs to attract and retain job creators and provide policy recommendations to make New Jersey a home for growth.

Under the umbrella of the New Jersey Partnership for Action, Choose New Jersey will complement the incentive programs administered by the state's Economic Development Authority (EDA) and a team of liaisons to aid businesses in dealing with government agencies. The EDA will continue to act as the State's "bank for business" by providing support to the Partnership for Action with the State's financing and incentive resources to leverage New Jersey's strategic advantages. Reporting directly to Lt. Governor Guadagno, the team of business liaison representatives will bring a customer service approach to coordination and navigation.

To read the full press release on Choose New Jersey, please click here: http://www.state.nj.us/governor/news/news/552010/approved/20100601c.html. Additionally, attached please find further information on the aforementioned New Jersey Partnership for Action, which is the centerpiece for the administration’s economic development agenda.

As always, do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or comments on the above information. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,
Christina Genovese