Made in New Jersey Manufacturing

The State-of-the-State of Manufacturing 2020 is Here

Exploring the Event, Benefits, and What’s New

The State-of-the-State of Manufacturing is the vitally important industry event that connects public and private sectors. Manufacturers will discover best practices and be able to explore synergistic connections. 

New Jersey business professionals, STEM firm executives, and NJ elected officials will come together to discuss opportunities and challenges facing the manufacturing industry. Business leaders will have the chance to explore today’s transformative manufacturing industry and uncertain global economy.

State of the State of Manufacturing 2019 Recap

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program Inc. (NJMEP) and the state of New Jersey are celebrating the 4th annual State-of-the-State of Manufacturing event on March 26th, 2020. This event grows each year and invites more business leaders and NJ elected officials to take part. Attendees can expect major announcements that directly impact New Jersey manufacturers. Be the first to hear about the introduction of programs designed to give New Jersey businesses a competitive advantage. Learn more about workforce development initiatives available to the state’s manufacturers and logistics companies. 

This year State-of-the-State will be a one-day event and take place in Trenton. The location and the agenda are available, here.


State-of-the-State 2020 is a Two-Part Event

The 2020 State-of-the-State of Manufacturing is a two-part event. NJMEP will be hosting the morning portion. It will include speakers like Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senators Linda Greenstein, and Steve Oroho, representatives from NJ-EDA and NJ officials working directly to bridge the skills gap. Important announcements will center around…

  • Bills being put forth and how they will impact business
  • Official reports on the current standing of manufacturing in New Jersey
  • Updated educational resources made available to the public

NJBIA will be hosting a Made in New Jersey Display Program at the State House in the afternoon. Attendees will be able to see some incredible products manufactured in the state of New Jersey. The Made in New Jersey program is expected to undergo considerable expansion in 2020. Manufacturers that do business in the state can sign up for this complimentary program and be officially listed as a Made in New Jersey company. As the Made in New Jersey program expands and works together with the state, benefits are poised to expand. 

MFG Caucus

New Jersey is home to over 11,000 manufacturing companies and STEM firms. That number greatly expands when considering logistics, distribution, and supply chain companies. The industry is an economic multiplier. For every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.82 is added to the economy. With the majority of manufacturing handled by small – medium-sized companies, it’s critically important to ensure this industry has a voice. 

Event’s like the State-of-the-State of Manufacturing offers these businesses a chance to see exactly how the industry is progressing and to learn about the programs developed with their business’s success in mind. NJMEP is proud to help ensure manufacturers have a voice and will continue working to keep these business leaders educated about all the opportunities available. 

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