Economic policy

GSI to Host Annual Economic Policy Forum Focused on Job Creation, Energy and 2025 Outlook

GSI to Host Annual Economic Policy Forum Focused on Job Creation, Energy and 2025 Outlook

Roundtables bring together diverse leaders in public policy, real estate and business

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Wednesday, June 8eAs part of the Garden State Initiative’s commitment to bringing dialogue, cooperation, and new ideas to our state’s most pressing challenges, we will host our annual meeting Economic Policy Forum at the APA hotel in Iselin. The event will include a presentation on the 2022 economic and political landscape and panels focused on New Jersey’s job creation, energy and outlook for 2025.

WHAT: GSI brings together public policy experts to discuss the issues that matter to New Jersey residents.

WHO: A full list of notable presenters and panelists is included below.

WHEN: Wednesday June 8, 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (reception to follow)

WHERE: APA Hotel Woodbridge, 120 South Wood Avenue, Iselin

Courtesy of a media RSVP wishing to attend is appreciated by registering here:

Agenda confirmed

Featured Notes: The economic and political landscape of 2022

  • Dan Clifton – Managing Director and Head of Washington Research, Strategas

Job creation: Which industries will provide the best opportunity to create jobs in New Jersey?

Moderated by Dipal Patel – Founder and CEO Hexa Builders

Energy: Finding the optimal path to safe and affordable energy sources for our 9 million citizens.

Moderated by James J. (Jim) Manzi – Principal Investigator, Manhattan Institute

New Jersey 2025: What should we expect by 2025 in: our economy and key industries; government and political landscape; commercial and private real estate values.

Moderated by Ford M. Scudder – Former New Jersey State Treasurer

  • Jeffrey OtteauManaging Partner and Chief Economist – Otteau Group, Inc.
  • Senator Steve Oroho – State Senate Minority Leader
  • Dr Peter Woolley – Founding Director, School of Public and Global Affairs at Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Dr. Brigid Harrison – Professor, Montclair State University Dept. of Political Science and Law


The Garden State Initiative is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening New Jersey by providing an alternative voice and common sense political solutions in the state – solutions that promote new investment, growth of businesses, creating economic opportunity and innovation for the benefit of all New Jerseyans.

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