Presentation and Discussion of 2017 Real Estate and Economic Policy Research Consortium Business Survey to be held June 27

WHAT: A webinar presentation and expert panel discussion of findings from the longitudinal survey of New Jersey business leaders conducted by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University. WHO: James W. Hughes, distinguished professor and dean of the Bloustein School, will present the economic and demographic context and substantive findings […]

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Prominent Real Estate Investor, Influenced by Rutgers Regional Report, Results in Successful South Jersey Acquisitions

In December 2012, Dr. James W. Hughes, Dean, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, and his colleague, Dr. Joseph J. Seneca, published, Reinventing the New Jersey Economy: New Metropolitan and Regional Employment Dynamics. The Rutgers Regional Report indicated New Jersey’s office-based economy, such as office parks and post-industrial complexes, required […]

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Dean James W. Hughes recognized with APA-NJ Lifetime Achievement Award

On Thursday, January 26, the American Planning Association-New Jersey Chapter presented Bloustein School Dean James W. Hughes with a Lifetime Achievement and Leadership in Planning Award at the annual New Jersey planning conference. The APA-NJ chapter also announced a new planning award recognizing and celebrating his legacy, the James W. Hughes Applied Research Award. “The […]

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Implications of 2016 election, NJ’s new state tax policies to be discussed at R/ECON event, Nov. 18

The Rutgers Economic Advisory Service’s (R/ECON) semiannual conference and forecast, “Surveying the Post-Election Landscape: What’s Ahead for the National Economy” will be held on Friday, November 18 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon at the Bloustein School’s Governor James J. Florio Special Events Forum, Civic Square Building, 33 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. The event is free and […]

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James Hughes to step down as Dean of Bloustein School, return to faculty

Statement from Richard L. Edwards, Ph.D., Chancellor, Rutgers University–New Brunswick sent to the Rutgers University-New Brunswick community Wednesday, August 17. James Hughes will step down from the position of Dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. Dr. Hughes, who began his academic […]

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R/ECON: NJ economy finally in gear, state adds almost 56,000 jobs in 2015

New Jersey added 55,700 jobs last year – the vast majority in the private sector – and now has recovered 91 percent of the more than a quarter-million jobs lost during the Great Recession of January 2008 to September 2010. “This was the state’s best performance since 2000,” said Nancy Mantell, director of the Rutgers […]

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The New Jersey counties that are growing (or shrinking) the fastest

According to James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, New Jersey has seen a “new demographic normal” since 2010 as people step away from the suburbs they once clamored for, and instead move into the cities. “Places such as Hudson County, Union County and Bergen […]

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NJ employers hiring; why are workers unhappy?

New Jerseyans have been waiting for a long time. While the U.S. had regained all of the nearly 9 million jobs that it lost in the recession by March 2014, New Jersey’s job market muddled along. At times, it seemed like it would gain momentum. But in October 2012, superstorm Sandy struck, crippling the following summer’s […]

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County expects population loss in next census

Sussex County remains on pace to lose population between 10-year U.S. censuses for the first time in a century. The Census Bureau’s annual population estimates, released Thursday, showed the county’s population decreasing from 145,004 in 2014 to 143,673 in 2015. It was the fifth straight year that Sussex County’s popular declined, said James Hughes, dean […]

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