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How Kintock Group bridges gap between incarceration and community life

Data on individuals exiting the criminal justice system and reentering the community are eye-opening. According to the Prison Policy Initiative’s New Jersey profile: A report in 2021 showed New Jersey has an “incarceration rate of...

N.J. is forging ahead on offshore wind — creating good jobs along the way

Almost 150 years ago, New Jersey was the first area in the world to turn on the lights for a whole town with new overhead wire technology. Today, our state is still leading the...

State budget nightmare scenario might come true

The nightmare might be coming true. Back in March, when we first heard about the proposed budget, the Corporate Transit Fee and the “buck-a-truck” tax, I called it a “nightmare” budget proposal that’s “a major...

In age of uncertainty, there are some things you can count on

It’s graduation season across New Jersey. A time when there is both hope and uncertainty. Hope at the world of possibilities. Uncertainty for the path ahead. Graduates, like all of us, soon discover the importance...

Questions policymakers must ask (and answer) about ‘Corporate Transit Tax’

As the budget deadline draws closer, let’s be clear that a vote for a new tax on business is a vote against affordability and competitiveness for New Jersey. The New Jersey Business & Industry Association...

Midyear pit stop: How to rev up your company — from good to better...

Many business owners nationwide held their collective breath throughout 2023, anticipating the crash of the economy’s much-discussed “hard landing.” Except, it never happened. As 2024 began, hope for a “soft landing” emerged, and a rosy outlook...

Out-of-state trial attorneys should not run New Jersey’s energy and climate policies

In recent years, there has been an increase in activist lawsuits, officially brought under Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices laws, to push extreme progressive agendas. The latest fad? Trying to hold American energy...

New Jersey’s role in AI conversation is lagging among states

Early political and economic developments in 2024 signaled New Jersey’s commitment to becoming a hub for artificial intelligence research & development. Now, halfway through the year, data from online conversations, Google searches and the...

Survey results are clarion call to support military families — it’s national security priority

The results of the most recent Military Family Outlook Survey by Blue Star Families reveal that the issues facing the men and women in our military have worrisome long-term implications for our nation. It should...

It’s no joke: Shortage of plumbers could clog up economy

It’s no secret that the U.S. and New Jersey are facing a skilled labor shortage, with longtime trade workers on the brink of retirement and a significant deficiency of new workers in the pipeline....

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Walmart constructing new 700K sq. ft. distribution center in Pilesgrove by 2027; will bring...

Walmart recently announced the construction of a new high-tech perishable distribution center in Pilesgrove. The 700,000-square-foot facility will begin operations in 2027, bringing approximately...

TD Bank creates community advisory board to manage $20B Impact Plan

Cherry Hill-based TD Bank recently announced its Community Impact Plan, an initiative to further its commitment to community empowerment and economic growth. The three-year...