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Economic Development Forum Examines “Changing Faces” of Middlesex County

TAP into Edison Staff

Thursday, June 19, 2014 • 11:40am

EDISON, NJ - The Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the second of four discussions in its Scrambled Eggs economic development series on Friday, June 20, 8 a.m., at the Courtyard by Marriott, 3105 Woodbridge Ave., Edison, NJ.

This event will focus on the “Changing Faces of New Jersey” and will offer tips to navigate this change and how to prepare for a changing marketplace and workforce.

"Middlesex County is a microcosm of our state's - and our nation's - socio-economic diversity," said Alex Hollywood, president, Middlesex Chamber. "This is what draws people to our region and is what makes Central Jersey attractive to industry and other prospective employers.

"A long-term, sound policy approach to our region's diversity will set the cornerstone to our region's long-term economic stability," Hollywood added.

James W. Hughes, Dean, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy will moderate the event and will lead a team of panelists composed of:

  • Tab Chukunta, Executive Director, Community Outreach, Saint Peter's Healthcare System
  • Luis De La Hoz, Vice President Lending Team, Intersect Fund
  • Keith Perske, Senior Director, Workplace Innovation, Johnson & Johnson
  • Barbara Frankel, Senior Vice President & Executive Editor, Diversity Inc.

As a region, it's critical that we have frequent, substantive dialogue on the economic factors affecting this part of the state. Doing so will have only a positive affect both our economy and our communities," Hollywood said.

The Scrambled Eggs Economics for Breakfast is sponsored by SBDC, Rutgers-New Brunswick, Johnson & Johnson, M&T Bank, and Prologis.

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