A boon for rural jobs? Or a $60 million boondoggle?

A $60 million boondoggle created to benefit large investment firms? Or a program that will create much-needed jobs in rural areas? That’s the debate over a new rural jobs tax credit program that made it into the final proposed budget the General Assembly sent to Gov. John Kasich Wednesday. “It’s horrible legislation,” said Julia Sass Rubin, […]

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EJB analysis finds PSE&G will be economic engine for New Jersey

A new economic analysis conducted by researchers at the Bloustein School finds that from 2011 to 2021,Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) investments in New Jersey’s electric transmission network will be a powerful stimulant of the state’s economy. The report, released today, concludes the company’s 10-year, $8.1 billion transmission investment program will support 6,000 jobs annually — […]

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R/ECON event to review NJ’s real estate market, speed of economic recovery

On Friday, May 9, the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON)semiannual subscriber forecast and conference will examine the pace of New Jersey’s economic recovery and provide insight into aspects of the real estate market that are helping establish momentum for the state’s comeback.  R/ECON is presented by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy […]

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Register Today: Is There a STEM Worker Shortage? March 12 in Washington, DC

Are more graduates and guestworkers needed? The ongoing debate about these issues, and congressional high-skill immigration proposals, will be discussed at the National Academies by some of the key researchers and policy analysts examining these issues. As Congress considers comprehensive immigration legislation, little attention has been focused upon the labor market impacts of the STEM guestworker […]

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Planning student earns supply chain management award

The New Jersey Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP-NJ) recently announced Randy Fixman MCRP ’14 as the recipient of the organization’s 2013 Bronze Scholarship for his capstone report on integrating multimodal freight centers into New Jersey communities. In his report, Randy notes that many consumers fail to appreciate the complexities and intricacies of the […]

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