Business & Economic Development Committee

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The Business & Economic Development Committee plans and oversees marketing and outreach services to businesses as well as evaluates how effectively businesses are being served as a customer of the One-Stop System.  The goal of the B&ED Committee is to coordinate economic development and workforce development strategies that target effective utilization of resources to support and sustain the local economy.

The Committee develops an overall plan for business and industry development.  The Committee will utilize the expertise of the New Jersey Talent Network, the Regional Business Partnership, Employer Roundtables, Labor Market Information (LMI), Census data and pertinent reports to develop effective policy recommendations.  The Committee will establish linkages with state and local Economic Development agencies to provide workforce services for new and expanding businesses, including supporting the work of the City of Newark’s Department of Economic Development and the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation.  It will convene and facilitate the design of sector strategies for specific industries that represent significant employment in the local/regional workforce, in conjunction with state priorities and strategies.

The principal goal is to design and execute a local business centric engagement process to recruit, service, educate and engage local employers and organized labor to support hiring needs, identify training and education requirements, inform skill gaps and educate on available programs and services.  The objectives include establishing employer-based standards and processes for providing One-Stop Delivery System services.

Mission Statement

To design and execute a business centric process to recruit, service, educate, and engage local employers and organized labor to support hiring needs and identify training and education requirements to close skills gaps.