State-of-the-State is Back!
2020 disrupted this critical event which brings together industry and government. The NJMEP State–of–the–State Manufacturing Summit (SotS) is the chance for manufacturers to explain their challenges and for the Legislature to present their goals and solutions for the year ahead and beyond.
The NJMEP State of the State Manufacturing Summit is virtual in 2021. The Town Hall-style event is offering business leaders the chance to have their voices heard.
*This event is for Manufacturers, STEM Firms, and NJ Elected Officials Only
Virtual State-of-the-State 2021 Event Dates
SotS will be a three-part town hall style event, focusing on the specific geographic challenges that impact businesses located in North, Central, and Southern New Jersey.
NJMEP’s State-of-the-State of Manufacturing Summit brings together manufacturing, STEM Firm executives, and NJ elected officials, only, to share information and highlight challenges within the industry.
Collaborative, honest, and candid conversations between industry and government.
No Cost to Register – Exclusive to Manufacturers, STEM Firms, and NJ
Central Jersey Agenda
(Subject to change)
8:00AM – Welcoming Remarks from John Kennedy, Senate President Stephen Sweeney, Michele Siekerka (NJBIA), and Senator Linda Greenstein (14th District)
8:20AM – LIVE Conversation with Senator Linda Greenstein (14th District, Chair of the Manufacturing Caucus), John E. Harmon, Sr. (Founder, President & CEO of African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey), and Melanie Willoughby (Executive Director of NJ Business Action Center). Manufacturers have the opportunity to ask questions directly on a range of topics
9:00AM – LIVE Conversation with our full panel: Senators Mike Testa (New Co-Chair of the Manufacturing Caucus), Tom Kean, Jr. (Senate Republican Leader), Steve Oroho, Vin Gopal, and Assemblymembers Gerry Scharfenberger, Roy Freiman, Andrew Zwicker, Brian Bergen, and other legislators from the Manufacturing Caucus.
The New Jersey Manufacturing Industry and State Decision Makers will be engaging in open, honest, and collaborative dialog to discuss the issues and challenges facing manufacturing.
Legislators and key state decision makers will be able to engage with the industry to address these concerns and offer a look at future plans.
This dialog is critical to creating a pro-business environment here in New Jersey. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with the panel! If you have a question, submit it using the form to the right.
If you want to learn more about being an advocate for the industry, click here to download the NJMEP Advocacy Handbook 2021.
If you want to show you support this industry, click here to sign the Industry Petition to ensure the NIST-MEP and NJMEP stay in the state and federal budgets.