ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV covered the 104th New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference this year, and spoke with Ray Zardetto, Senior VP of Communications at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, about the Chamber’s current priorities and upcoming events.
“We’re fighting for legislation, we’re fighting for regulations that are pro-business and business-friendly,” said Zardetto. “We have a great state here. We have great infrastructure, we have great assets and highly-trained workers,” he added. “We have to make sure we’re in line competitively with our neighboring states to make sure we keep our economy humming.”
The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce is based in Trenton, and represents every industry doing business in the state, including New Jersey's most prestigious and innovative companies as well as many small businesses across the state.
“Small business is the backbone of business in this state, we all know that, more so now maybe than ever before,” Zardetto said. “One of the best ways to generate economic vitality in this state is to offer some tax breaks to these small businesses.”
The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce maintains a presence at the New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference each year. “The League of Municipalities Conference is always one of the go-to events for the state Chamber of Commerce,” said Zardetto. There’s an awful lot of influential decision-makers here of all stripes.”
During the year, the Chamber sponsors many events, and one of their cornerstone activities is the annual Walk to Washington, where members travel down to D.C. to meet with New Jersey’s Congressional Delegation. The next Walk will be held on February 27-28, 2020.
“If you’re a member of the chamber, you have the chance to meet a lot of companies, maybe get a lot of business prospects, but you also get a chance to add your voice to ours in our lobbying efforts in Trenton,” Zardetto said.
“One of our most important priorities is making New Jersey more affordable and more competitive,” Zardetto added.
For more information about the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, visit them on the web at: www.njchamber.com.