Governor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno brought together Fortune 500 CEOs and industry leaders from New Jersey and neighboring states to have a frank dialogue on how businesses can grow and create jobs in today’s economy, and the role policymakers and government can have in encouraging long-term investment.
“New Jersey is on a path to economic recovery, growth and job creation. We’ve made progress in the last year to improve our state’s business climate, reduce taxes, eliminate burdensome red tape and restore fiscal discipline to the state’s finances, but we have more work to do,” said Governor Christie. “Today gave us a unique opportunity to hear directly from business leaders from inside and outside of New Jersey and across industries, and get valuable input on the opportunities and challenges they face in the current economic climate. These insights will help us guide our decisions going forward to ensure that New Jersey is well-positioned to open for business expansion, economic growth and job creation as the economy recovers.”
Governor Christie has continued to advocate for policies that will improve New Jersey’s business climate, including the need to exercise fiscal discipline and spending restraint. After 115 tax increases in the last 10 years, Governor Christie has called for comprehensive tax reforms and economic incentives that are done in a fiscally responsible manner