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Economic forum focuses on challenges, opportunities.

Members of the New Jersey business, academic and legislative communities gathered yesterday for the 2nd Annual New Jersey Economic Policy Forum at the Wyndham Princeton Forrestal Hotel and Conference Center.

Centering on an ambitious, twice-yearly C-Suite Survey of top-level executives in New Jersey, the program and discussion featured the latest survey results and two compelling panel discussions highlighting the attitudes, challenges and solutions among organizations and businesses based in New Jersey.

Governor Jon Corzine served as keynote speaker, and Jerry Zaro, chief of the Governor's Office of Economic Growth, spoke at the luncheon. The New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, real estate services provider Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. and several partner trade associations created the Forum last year to bring together key stakeholders to discuss economic challenges and opportunities facing the state.

The initial C-Suite survey was conducted in the fall of 2007 by The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. The survey, to be administered every six months, asks executives questions associated with the state's economy and business climate. More than 110 executives responded to the survey.

Cushman & Wakefield's president and CEO Bruce Mosler said, "As the global economy faces challenges of unprecedented scale and complexity, public-private collaborations like the C-Suite Survey are more important than ever, especially in a regional economy as large and diverse as New Jersey."
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Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Date:Jan 7, 2009
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