When coronavirus shut down New Jersey’s economy this year, NJBIA was at the forefront in insisting that state manufacturers were all considered essential workers.
Adding that layer of advocacy to its usual representation of manufacturing in the state, NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka was named No. 6 in the annual Manufacturing Power 50 list by NJBIZ magazine.
“Even going into the pandemic, figures like Siekerka have worried that high taxes and regulations, and political tensions over a now-expired economic incentive program have made businesses second-guess if they want to stay in New Jersey, or if they might want to leave the state,” the magazine stated.
“Once the pandemic subsides, the state and nation will face a years-long, sluggish economic recovery. Businesses large and small will turn to figures like Siekerka on how to navigate this new landscape.”
To see NJBIZ’s full 2020 Manufacturing Power 50 list, click here.