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The recent NJBIA Public Policy Forum took a deep dive into current business and workforce development trends and the economic challenges New Jersey faces in 2024. 

In a “fireside chat” moderated by NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka, Catherine Z. Brennan, senior vice president and CFO at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and attorney John D. Cromie, chair of the corporate and business law practice at the Connell Foley, discussed New Jersey businesses trends and the career opportunities in various industries. 

Their wide-ranging discussion covered post-pandemic challenges in commercial real estate and the impact on cities, the uptick in merger and acquisition activity among small business owners without succession plans, the rapidly expanding field of AI-driven advanced manufacturing and the highly skilled workforce needed to grow this sector, and more.  

Go here to watch “New Jersey Economic Outlook: A Fireside Chat” recorded Nov. 28 at NJBIA’s Public Policy Forum in Woodbridge, produced by NJBIA Communications Director Vinnie Civitillo. The event was attended by more than 250 business, government and academic leaders.