New Jersey’s Economy:  Status of Gloom and Prospects for Bloom

October 2, 2009
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Special Events Forum - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This half-day program, co-sponsored by the New Jersey League of Municipalities Educational Foundation, will examine the downturn from the National, New York, regional and New Jersey perspectives and explore its statewide and local fiscal impacts and see how we do business going forward.

The focus audience is for Mayors and elected officials at all levels of government and corporate/business leaders interested in hearing the latest on the state of the economy.


Cost is $35.00 per registrant
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8:30 a.m.Registration, coffee, tea, and light refreshments

9:00 a.m. - Welcome: 
James Cahill
, Mayor, City of New Brunswick
Louise Wilson
, Mayor of Montgomery Township; League 2nd Vice President and President, NJLM Education Foundation

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. - Part I – Current Economic Condition

Moderator:     Dr. James W. Hughes, Dean, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Rae Rosen, Vice President Senior Economist – Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Patrick O'Keefe, Director of Economic Researchm J.H. COHN LLP
Dennis Bone, President, Verizon and Chairman, New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce

Question and Answer:

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.    - Part II – Economic Outlook

Moderator:     Dr. Henry Coleman, Professor of Public Policy, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Edith Behr, Vice President/Senior Credit Officer & Team Lead, State Ratings Team
David J. Rosen
, Legislative Budget and Finance Officer, New Jersey Office of Legislative Services (invited)
John McCormac, Mayor, Woodbridge, Former New Jersey State Treasurer
Jim Florio, Former Governor, State of New Jersey

1:00 Adjournment – Lunch on your own at nearby restaurants

For more information: contact Suzanne Delany
at (609) 695-3481, ext. 111