|WHAT:||Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON) semiannual subscriber forecast/program, “Outlook for the Regional Economy.” R/ECON is offered by the Center for Urban Policy Research, part of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.|
|WHO:||Bloustein School Dean James W. Hughes, director and co-author of The Rutgers Regional Report series of economic-demographic-housing studies on New Jersey and New York, will give an overview of national economic trends. R/ECON Director Nancy H. Mantell will provide insight into New Jersey’s near-term and long-term economic pictures. Caren Franzini, CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA), will present on recent and promising initiatives in business development in New Jersey. University Professor Joseph J. Seneca of the Bloustein School and co-author of The Rutgers Regional Report series, will join a round table covering the state’s economic prospects.|
|WHEN:||10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 27|
|WHERE:||Special Events Forum, Civic Square, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick|
The EDA works with businesses to obtain financing to grow their operations in New Jersey, with nonprofits seeking capital to expand community services, with developers requiring funds for major redevelopment projects and with municipalities trying to attract major corporations. With a large portfolio of programs and services, the EDA can assist clients with access to capital, including tax-exempt and taxable bond financing, loan guarantees, and business and tax incentives. Additionally, the authority offers real estate development assistance and such state-of-the-art technology facilities as the Technology Centre of New Jersey in North Brunswick and the Waterfront Technology Center at Camden.
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