N.J. Economic Policy Forum to Present “C-Suite Survey” Results
30 Nov, 2007, Princeton, N.J.
Some 200 members of New Jersey's business, academic and governmental communities are expected to gather on Thursday, Dec. 13, for the New Jersey Economic Policy Forum's presentation of its "C-Suite Survey" results. Conducted this fall by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, the survey drew responses from nearly 150 carefully selected senior executives - including their assessments of the economy, both nationally and locally, as well as their opinions about New Jersey's business climate.
The Economic Policy Forum came together earlier this year as a joint effort of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, Rutgers University, Cushman & Wakefield and five prominent Garden State trade associations. The three-year initiative is bringing together key stakeholders in the state to forge a shared vision for economic growth - by identifying, understanding and addressing concerns, challenges and opportunities.
The C-Suite Survey, which will be conducted again in 2008 and 2009, is at the core of this effort. The 2007 survey addressed issues like taxation, regulations, permitting processes, and the relationship between state government and the business community. A priority for the survey is to identify opportunities for positive intervention by the state's government and by its institutions.
The limited-seating event on Dec. 13 will take place at the Wyndham Princeton Forrestal Hotel and Conference Center. It will include a formal presentation of the survey results, led by the Bloustein School's Jim Hughes, Joe Seneca and Carl Van Horn. An association leaders roundtable, CEO roundtable and town hall meeting, and individual discussions will round out the program. Those interested in attending must call Kevin Friedlander at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, 609-989-7888.
Real estate services provider Cushman & Wakefield, which maintains three offices in New Jersey, is sponsor of the C-Suite Survey. Event sponsors include Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Wyndham Worldwide, Advance Realty Group and Deloitte & Touche LLP. The associations involved in the Economic Policy Forum include the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the Health Care Institute of New Jersey, Financial Executives International, the New Jersey Technology Council and BioNJ.
Cushman & Wakefield of New Jersey, Inc. opened its first office in New Jersey in 1970 and has since emerged as one of the largest commercial real estate firms serving the needs of business in the state. The New Jersey headquarters is located at One Meadowlands Plaza, East Rutherford. In addition, Cushman & Wakefield has branch offices at 1150 Headquarters Plaza in Morristown and at 333 Thornall Street, Edison.
Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.Cushman & Wakefield is the world's largest privately held real estate services firm. Founded in 1917, the firm has 215 offices in 56 countries, and more than 12,000 professionals. Cushman & Wakefield delivers integrated solutions by actively advising, implementing and managing on behalf of landlords, tenants, and investors through every stage of the real estate process. These solutions include helping clients to buy, sell, finance, lease, and manage assets. The firm also provides valuation advice, strategic planning and research, portfolio analysis, site selection and space location assistance, among many other advisory services. To find out more about Cushman & Wakefield, visit the firm's Web site at www.cushmanwakefield.com.