2015 Membership Renewal
NJ SEED Policy Issues

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NJ SEED Economic Summit Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

 NJ SEED Annual Economic Summit



*Links updated as of: 09/29/15*


Where: Newark, NJ

When: September 29-30, 2015


The 27 Mix 27 Halsey St Newark, NJ, 07102 973-648-0643


Courtyard Newark Downtown 858 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102 973-848-0070


Hotel Indigo Newark Downtown 810 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102 973-242-0065


PSE&G Corporate Headquarters 80 Park Plaza Newark, NJ 07102 973-430-7000


Economic Summit Premier Sponsorship: $2500 An effective way to show your company’s support is with a session sponsorship. This includes a large poster noting specialty premier event sponsorship as well as a listing in the program journal and a two complimentary event registration.

Legislator Award Reception Sponsorship at Hotel Indigo: $2500 Reception will be held at the Skylab rooftop lounge at Hotel Indigo. Includes two complimentary tickets.

Luncheon Sponsorship: $1500

Economic Summit Kick-Off Sponsorship at 27 Mix ft. local legislator! $1000

Policy Briefing Breakfast Sponsor: Sold Out!

Economic Summit Sponsorship: $1000 Includes a full-page ad in the program, listing on the Sponsor Page in the program, listing on Sponsor Sign displayed at all events, and one complimentary event registration.

Economic Outlook Session Sponsorship: $500

Innovation Showcase Session Sponsorship: $500

Regional Infrastructure & Transportation Session Sponsorship: Sold Out!

Seminar Program Ads: A great way to honor one or all of our 2015 Award Winners! Full Page Ad & Event Promotion: Refer to Economic Summit Sponsorship Above Half Page Ad: $650 Third Page Ad: Horizontal Only: $350 Ad copy options: Either send camera-ready copy by mail or e-mail, or enclose a separate sheet of paper with the typed copy as it should appear, and typesetting will be provided.

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Legislative Update – August 17

Bills Signed into Law: S-1813/A-3123 (Whelan, Oroho/Burzichelli, Eustace, Andrzejczak, Mazzeo, Webber) – Requires each State agency to review permits issued by agency and make necessary changes to expedite and facilitate permitting

S-2454/A-3791 (Van Drew, Oroho/Stender, Auth, Andrzejczak, Clifton, Eustace, Garcia) – Streamlines responsibilities of Division of Local Government Services and local governments; designated as the Division of Local Government Services Modernization and Local Mandate Relief Act of 2015

S-2599/A-4121 (Bateman, Smith/Spencer, Schepisi) – Provides certain definitions for biofuels under “Motor Fuel Tax Act”

S-2825/A-4316 (Sweeney, Greenstein/Mazzeo) – Increases efficiency and transparency in distribution of Superstorm Sandy aid money

S-3023/A-4558 (Ruiz, Oroho/McKeon, Spencer, Wimberly) – Appropriates $4,750,000 from various Green Acres funds for grants to certain nonprofit entities to acquire or develop lands for recreation and conservation purposes

A-4559/S-3022 (McKeon, Spencer, Wimberly/Codey, Doherty) – Appropriates $88,592,361 from “Garden State Green Acres Preservation Trust Fund” and various Green Acres bond funds for local government open space acquisition and park development projects

BILLS VETOED: S-1621/A-2926 (Sweeney, Barnes/Lagana, Coughlin, Mosquera, Webber, Pinkin, Danielsen) – CONDITIONAL – Gives priority in training programs to long-term unemployed

S-2489/ACS for A-3859 (Sweeney, Whelan, Oroho/Greenwald, Coughlin, Bramnick, Singleton, Rible, Lagana) – CONDITIONAL – Permits public-private partnership agreements for certain building and highway infrastructure projects; provides for EDA oversight

S-3100/A-4605 (Gordon, Greenstein/Wimberly, Lagana, Singleton, Mazzeo) – ABSOLUTE – Requires State to pay its pension contributions on quarterly basis by August 1, November 1, February 1 and May1 of each year

S-3107/A-4606 (Sweeney, Greenstein/Prieto, Singleton) – ABSOLUTE – Makes FY 2015 supplemental State appropriations totaling $300,000,000 for prepayment of portion of FY 2016 employer contributions to State-administered public employee defined benefit retirement systems

Nomination Now Open for Annual Awards

Each year NJ SEED recognizes legislators, business leaders and labor leaders which have exemplified distinguished service to advance NJ SEED issues. Nominations have opened for this year’s NJ SEED awards which will be presented to recipients at our Economic Summit on September 29-30 in Newark, NJ. Trustee recommendations are the single most important factor in awarding a recipient. Below is a list, for your consideration, of likely candidates who may qualify as strong business and labor candidates but have yet to be recognized by NJ SEED. Please submit your nominations to info@njseed.org no later than close of business, August 20.

Click here to see the 2015 Award Nominations

Click here to see previous NJ SEED Award Winners


NJ SEED Members Testify at Senate Legislative Oversight Committee

Earlier this week, NJ SEED staff attended the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee, which focused on recent Amtrak delays and additional rail access under the Hudson River. NJ SEED President, James Benton was in attendance, as were several additional SEED members including Forward NJ Chairman Tom Bracken and Anthony Attanasio, Executive Director Utility & Transportation Contractors Association. Stephen Gardner, Amtrak Executive Vice President and Chief of NEC Business Development, testified before the committee and commented on the delays and the future of the Northeast Corridor. Read the rest of this entry »
2015 Economic Summit

Newark, New Jersey at night

There are very few cities in NJ who can currently claim the amount of development and growth than Newark. Following the premise of the successful 2014 Economic Summit in Atlantic City, NJ SEED members will explore another of our State's great regions. NJ SEED will get a real experience of this growing economy by touring critical areas and engaging with its elected and policy leaders in meaningful discussion. Issues including Newark development, regional infrastructure growth, education as an economic engine and recognition with NJ SEED's leadership awards.

2014 Economic Summit Pictures