Gov. Phil Murphy continued Thursday the New Jersey sales pitch that has been a hallmark of his administration, announcing he has reached out to more than 20 of the world’s top research universities to encourage them to establish a presence in the Garden State.
The Governor’s Office said in a news release that Murphy sent letters to colleges across North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and East Asia, offering a vision for how a foreign research university could grow its research while helping rebuild the state’s innovation economy.
Murphy particularly emphasized The Hub @ New Brunswick, the mixed-use development project being created by the New Brunswick Development Corp.
“New Jersey’s long history of innovation, prime location, international connections and talented and diverse workforce make it a compelling place for a global university to strategically affiliate with an innovation space,” Murphy said, according to the release. “The Hub will be a center of international prominence with globally diverse talent and resources, connecting life sciences, technology and industries of the future.”
It was a busy day of education-related events for Murphy, who also announced a new full-time job training program aimed at the culinary and hospitality industry.
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