Murphy to give keynote at ReNew Jersey Business Summit in April

Two-day event, a replacement for Walk to Washington, will be held at the Borgota in Atlantic City

Gov. Phil Murphy will deliver the keynote address at the “ReNew Jersey Business Summit: A Time for Answers” on April 13-14 at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce announced Monday.

The governor’s remarks will come on the afternoon of the first day of the statewide business summit. (Click here to register.)

Chamber CEO Tom Bracken said the in-person summit will feature a two-day general session of discussions about how to re-ignite New Jersey’s economy, and devise ways to grow jobs and make New Jersey more business friendly.

The discussions will focus on, but not be limited to, four main topics:

  • Taxes and incentives;
  • Health care costs;
  • Infrastructure and environment issues;
  • Labor shortage.

“The goal is to bring together subject experts from business, politics, education and labor to discuss the problems stifling New Jersey’s economy, and propose the actions needed to shift into a full-throttle economic recovery,” Bracken said. “We’re not playing the blame game. We’re not finger-pointing. We’re going to produce solutions.”

The solutions will be presented to the state’s legislative leaders, who will participate on a panel discussion on Day 2 of the summit that figures to be the largest business event of the year.

The ReNew Jersey Business Summit serves as a replacement for the Walk to Washington trip that has been postponed for the second consecutive year due to the pandemic.

The summit will feature a pair of networking receptions — an evening cocktail reception April 13 and a morning breakfast reception April 14; and it will include a business expo April 13 for New Jersey businesses to showcase their products and services.

“We expect this to be the single largest business event in the state this year, on a scale comparable to our Walk to Washington,” Bracken said. “There is a strong desire among businesspeople in New Jersey to improve the state’s business climate, and to network. This event will provide a prime opportunity for both.”

This will be only the third time in its 111-year history that the New Jersey Chamber has hosted a statewide business summit. When the chamber held a business summit at the Borgata in 2015, it drew more than 520 attendees.

Attendees this year will include a wide variety of business executives from large and small companies, state and local government leaders, representatives from trade groups, labor, academia, nonprofits, and the news media.

For more information and to register, click here.