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EDA approves $36.5M in incentives for Newark, Camden residential projects

Posted on 2/27/2014 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business Policy

New Jersey’s revamped incentive programs have been put to work for the second time this month, this time for key residential projects in Newark and Camden and a new Dietz & Watson distribution center in Burlington County.

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Positive Small Business Indicators in 2013 and the Challenge Ahead

Posted on 1/8/2014 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business & The Economy Small Business Policy

The Year in Review - Implications for Small Businesses: Two important economic indicators released late in 2013—employment and interest rates—give us some optimism about small business and economic growth trends. Both of these indicators are key to consumer spending, which drives two-thirds of our nation’s economic activity.

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To Hike or Not To Hike: NJ Business Leaders, Politicians Debate Raising Minimum Wage

Posted on 10/9/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business & The Economy Small Business Policy

There is a battle brewing over raising the minimum wage in New Jersey. Voters will decide Nov. 5 whether to approve a constitutional amendment to hike the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25 and install automatic yearly increases based on the Consumer Price Index.

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Camden To Get Visit From SBA Official

Posted on 9/25/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News Small Business Policy

The Chief Counsel for the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy will visit with small business owners in Camden Thursday.

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Governor Christie Signs “Economic Opportunity Act of 2013”

Posted on 9/20/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business Policy

At the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed the Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 to boost New Jersey's economy and create private sector jobs. The Governor previously conditionally vetoed the legislation and last week both houses concurred with his changes.

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Employer Mandate: Let’s Push It Back a Year

Posted on 7/10/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business Policy

Employers who don't provide health insurance will be spared penalties of up to $3,000 per worker until 2015, a one-year delay of a major component of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, the Treasury Department announced Tuesday.

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What 'Gang of Eight' Immigration Would Mean for Entrepreneurs

Posted on 4/17/2013 by Ray Lamboy in Small Business Policy

From a startup visa to mandatory "e-verify," the immigration reform plan expected from Senate leaders addresses a number of matters critical to business owners.

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JOBS Act Expected to Increase Diversity in Funding

Posted on 3/27/2013 by Ray Lamboy in Small Business Policy

The existing class of startup investors is predominantly white and male. New startup-funding legislation has the potential to change that. If more women and people of color are brought into the investing community, then, in turn, the hope is that more women and minority business owners will receive funding.

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Small Employers Are Clueless About Obamacare

Posted on 3/21/2013 by Ray Lamboy in Small Business Policy

A majority of business owners don't grasp the basics of the law, a new survey suggests.

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