Kean To Host Conference: “Navigating New Jersey’s Economic Opportunity Act”

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NJ Economic Opportunity Act of 2013UNION — On Nov. 13, Kean University will host Navigating New Jersey’s Economic Opportunity Act, a conference where members of the business and governmental communities will discuss the newest changes to New Jersey’s economic development incentive programs.

The program is open to students and the general public, and will take place from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the STEM building at Kean University. A light breakfast will be offered until 10 a.m.

Among the organizations taking part in the conference are: New Jersey Economic Development Authority, Union County, Elizabeth Development Corporation, New Jersey Redevelopment Authority, and the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce.

The conference will focus on the details of the Economic Opportunity Act of 2013. Sponsored by state Sen.r Raymond Lesniak (D-Union), chair of the Senate Economic Growth Committee, the new law streamlines New Jersey’s five existing economic development incentive programs into two. The Grow New Jersey Assistance (Grow NJ) Program will be the State’s main job-creation and retention incentive program and the Economic Redevelopment and Growth (ERG) program will be New Jersey’s key developer incentive program.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP at

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