Startups, Incubators, Accelerators: Thinking Big About Small Business

Huge tax incentives that were the hallmark of New Jersey's last gubernatorial administration have certainly not disappeared - as evidenced by the $5 billion that's been offered to Amazon to lure the mega-retailer to Newark. But now state officials are considering another approach to economic development, nurturing startup companies at the other end of the business…

Would a Tech Upgrade Make New Jersey Government More User-Friendly?

An app that would let New Jerseyans access state government services easily, a student loan forgiveness program for tech-related careers, and high-speed internet access throughout the state are just part of the future that a gubernatorial transition committee envisions for New Jersey. The Government Technology and Innovations Transition Advisory Committee report to Gov. Phil Murphy makes…

Op-Ed: There's an Affordable Path to Clean Energy for New Jersey

Sometimes, the way forward becomes incredibly clear. That's how I felt sitting in the audience as the New Jersey Conservation Foundation recently presented the findings of a research study it commissioned on how to dramatically increase New Jersey's use of clean, renewable energy - like wind and solar - to generate electricity. The…

As New Jersey Welcomes a New Governor, CTO David Weinstein Resigns

At noon on Tuesday, New Jersey will swear in Phil Murphy as its new governor. It means Gov. Chris Christie will depart and take his technology Cabinet with him. New Jersey Chief Technology Officer David Weinstein informed the state through an internal email last week he would resign effective Tuesday. With Murphy being a Democrat and Christie a Republican, a change in at the CTO position was expected. In an interview with StateScoop on Monday, Weinstein said his chief operating officer, Odysseus Marcopolus, will serve as an interim replacement. Colin Wood via StateScoop

Lawmakers Approve Massive Incentive Package to Try to Win Amazon HQ for Newark

If an ongoing push to lure online retail giant Amazon into building a new corporate headquarters in New Jersey ultimately proves unsuccessful, the lack of a lucrative corporate-tax incentive package being put on the table shouldn't be the reason why. State lawmakers yesterday gave final approval to a tax-incentive bill that would, among other things, provide…

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