N.J. lawmakers: Create more good jobs by focusing on businesses already in N.J. | Opinion

For too long, state policy has focused on the wrong things. Instead of taking advantage of a location the rest of the nation envies, we've been squandering that asset by letting our transportation system deteriorate.Instead of doing everything possible to nurture small businesses, we've been trying to lure large, multi-state firms by promising big tax breaks that take away the resources needed for job training and other public investments that make a state attractive to people who want to start a business.

Co-authored with Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti, this op-ed explains what NJ needs to do to grow manufacturing jobs in our state.