PRINCETON, N.J. - Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16) toured UTC Aerospace Systems Sensors Unlimited on Thursday.
Zwicker led a roundtable discussion on creating jobs and growing New Jersey’s economy with innovative technologies. Sensors Unlimited is a major supplier of shortwave infrared technology, products and imaging solutions.
The tour and roundtable, one of many Zwicker is having, highlighted the importance of high tech industries to fuel economic growth and job creation. Zwicker, a physicist at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, listened to what the business needs to continue to grow and be successful.
“What I heard today is what I have been hearing from entrepreneurs and business owners around the district,” Zwicker said. “New Jersey needs to embrace and encourage an innovative economy if we are going to create the jobs necessary to compete globally and with neighboring states. We need to make sure our universities and colleges are of the highest quality and affordable so businesses have qualified employees. We need to make sure our laws and regulation create an opportunity to succeed and we need to encourage more collaboration with our research universities.”
“We appreciate Assemblyman Zwicker’s interest in our business, and his drive to improve the business climate in New Jersey,” said Jim Siekkinen, general manager, UTC Aerospace Systems. “Our team develops and produces cutting-edge imaging technology for military and industrial applications and we rely on the engineering and innovation talent of our New Jersey employees.”
“New Jersey needs more companies like UTC Aerospace Systems. Companies that promote and encourage innovation and technological advancements. Companies that provide work and paychecks to New Jersey residents to grow our economy. Our future depends on generating more innovative ideas and risk-takers and then building an environment that keeps them here,” Zwicker stated.
Sensors Unlimited is a business of UTC Aerospace Systems which designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp.