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Greetings, New Jersey Business Community!

MAG-WBLF-LTIt brings me great pleasure to be part of this special edition of New Jersey Business Magazine; “Building Trade Unions: Investing in NJ.” It has not gone unnoticed that many building trades have embraced the business community, joining forces to find common ground and build a more prosperous New Jersey. 

At the forefront of private-sector growth in New Jersey is the Partnership for Action; a four-pronged, public/private approach to economic development. As the ambassador for the Partnership for Action, I am proud to work with talented business leaders in our state from Choose New Jersey, the Economic Development Authority, the Business Action Center, and Higher Education. I am honored to work with these groups as we foster private-sector growth throughout our great state. In 2015, we saw a record number of new business filings, ringing in over 97,000 new businesses that now call New Jersey home. It is no secret to anyone that the Partnership for Action’s hard work has had a large impact on generating this growth.

Choose New Jersey, the marketing arm of the Partnership for Action, is privately funded by New Jersey’s top companies, associations and members of higher education. In addition to these groups, Choose New Jersey is currently supported by six different building trades organizations. Working together, this prominent group of leaders showcases all that New Jersey has to offer.

I applaud the building trades community for all the work they do, both on the jobsite and within the business community. Their involvement with groups like NJBIA and Choose New Jersey should be applauded and is truly an investment in New Jersey. I hope you enjoy this special section!

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