First Friday - Tom Bracken, President NJ Chamber of Commerce
Tom Bracken, the president & CEO of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, will speak about issues impacting employers and the economy as we head into 2024. Recently, in its annual Top States for Doing Business List, CNBC ranked New Jersey as the most improved state, climbing 23 places to No. 19. This is certainly a reason to celebrate and New Jersey is moving in the right direction, however, there is more work to do. Tom will discuss why the state made significant advancements on the CNBC list – and what needs to be done to maintain that ranking or place even higher. He will also highlight the Chamber’s six-point legislative agenda, which is designed to assist companies of all sizes and, if implemented, build on the state’s recent economic momentum and successes. How the 2023 election results might impact employers will be covered - and he'll look ahead to issues important to business community in the 2024 presidential and 2025 gubernatorial campaigns.