Zwicker Bill to Help Spur Innovation & Economic Growth through Higher Ed & Business Partnerships Now Law

(Hillsborough, NJ ) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Andrew Zwicker to create a commission comprised of higher education and business professionals to study and strategize on best ways to foster innovation, job growth and economic development in the state has been signed into law.

The law (A-1668) establishes the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and Business Partnerships in the Department of State. The commission will be comprised of: the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development, the Secretary of Higher Education, the Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Development Authority, 12 members appointed by the Governor, and four members of the public appointed by the leaders of the Senate and General Assembly.

“Our institutions of higher education, our businesses and our industries have a stake in the growth and prosperity of our state,” said Zwicker (D-Somerset/Mercer/Middlesex/Hunterdon). “The brainpower is there. Let’s tap into that wealth of knowledge and build a culture of innovation that will make not just our economy, but our higher education institutions and our industries stronger.”

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