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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)November 6, 2006

(Mahwah) – “Is New Jersey on the Right Track?  Jobs, Taxes and the Economy” will be the topic for a panel of financial experts participating in the 2007 Business and Financial Outlook Roundtable on Wednesday, December 6 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Friends Hall (SC-219) on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey.  The roundtable is free and open to the public.

At one time New Jersey’s economy was one of the most attractive places to conduct business,” says Murray Sabrin, executive director of Ramapo College’s Center for Business and Public Policy and moderator of the roundtable.  According to some recent surveys and polls, New Jersey has become one of the worst states to do business in.  At the Center’s 2007 roundtable a distinguished panel of business experts and commentators will explore how to put New Jersey on a path of sustainable prosperity.”

The panelists will include John Galandak, president of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey; Steven Lonegan, state director for Americans for Prosperity and the mayor of Bogota; Tammy Graves Molinelli, executive director of the Bergen County Workforce Investment Board; Paul Mulshine, an opinion columnist for the Star-Ledger; Joseph J. Seneca, chairman of the New Jersey Council of Economic Advisors and professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy; and Jon Shure, president of New Jersey Policy Perspective, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that conducts research on state policy issues.

The evening will be sponsored by the College’s Center for Business and Public Policy and the Ramapo College Business Network.  The roundtable is offered without charge as a community service by the Ramapo College Foundation and the Anisfield School of Business.  A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7:15 p.m.  Advance registration is encouraged.  For information call (201) 684 – 7373 or e-mail cbpp@ramapo.edu.  Driving directions may be obtained by logging on to www.ramapo.edu.

The Center for Business and Public Policy at Ramapo College provides a nonpartisan forum for the examination of issues that affect the economic well being and quality of life of New Jersey’s citizens.  The Center’s focus is on taxation, health care, education and business regulation.  The Center hosts colloquia, workshops, conferences and other programs, and publishes journals and papers.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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