Amazon Fever: NJ Could Offer $5B in Tax Breaks to Lure HQ2 to Newark

Despite being an election year, state lawmakers from both parties joined a unified push to lure Amazon's new corporate headquarters to New Jersey, an effort that now involves a staggering $5 billion state-tax incentive being offered as an enticement. The bipartisan campaign to convince the online retail giant to open a corporate center in New Jersey…


Is New Jersey Finally Getting Smarter About Smart Meters?

New Jersey is finally embracing smart meters. Well, maybe. Rockland Electric won approval last week from regulators to install smart meters in the homes of its 74,000 customers, the first time a utility has been given the go-ahead to put the two-way enhanced-communication devices into use in New Jersey. Smart meters offer a multitude of benefits.…


Commvault Employees Give Back to New Jersey in a Big Way

The employees at Commvault (Tinton Falls) have just completed a month-long marathon of volunteer events designed to allow them contribute to their community. Commvault is an enterprise-data-management company, and one of New Jersey’s largest technology employers.


MobileArq Academy Teaches Students to Build, Fly Drones

The MobileArq Academy, a branch of the parent-teacher-organization (PTO) fundraising startup MobileArq, graduated its first batch of drone enthusiasts from its “Build a Quad” summer course for middle- and high-school students, which took place in Summit.


High School Students from Newark and Jersey City Pitch Business Ideas at Summer Tech Entrepreneurship Program

On August 11, twenty-one high school students from Newark and Jersey City pitched business ideas that they had developed during the Morrison Technologies (Jersey City) Summer Technology & Entrepreneurship Program (STEP).





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