Business executives from across New Jersey came together for a first-of-its-kind summit at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City on September 17 and 18. The goal of the Summit was to examine key issues that New Jersey leaders need to address in order to increase the state’s positive economic momentum and improve our competitiveness both nationally and internationally.

This two-day Summit featured an unprecedented collaboration of many of the state’s chambers of commerce, business trade associations, representatives of the Christie administration and state legislature, not-for-profits, labor, higher education, local government officials, and other interested parties.

Key Issues

For the past few months, the NJ Chamber of Commerce had been working with chambers of commerce from across the state to survey members in order to determine the most pressing issues hampering New Jersey’s economic growth.

They were:

Reform the state’s tax structure
Reduce state government regulations/mandates
Fund state transportation/infrastructure projects
Maintain a highly trained and ready workforce in New Jersey