Rutgers Business School hosts Governor Christie's Economic Summit

Friday, February 18, 2011



On February 3, Rutgers Business School hosted the New Jersey Economic Summit in which Governor Chris Christie convened 18 corporate executives to discuss New Jersey's business climate. Among those at the event, which was moderated by Neil Cavuto from Fox News, were executives from IBM, Kraft, Celgene, Revel Entertainment and Trump Resorts.

The event focused on attracting and retaining talent in the state, with particular attention paid to taxes. Governor Christie made the point that New Jersey’s tax structure had to be more competitive to prevent people from living in Pennsylvania and commuting to work. Many of the CEOs present also brought up their concerns about business taxes in New Jersey, a major roadblock for executives looking to expand their companies.

The event attracted media attention and earned coverage in The Star-Ledger, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Bloomberg, and more. Rutgers Business School office of Communications tweeted through the event using the custom hashtag #RutgersEconSummit, updating Twitter followers in real-time on what was being said by Christie, Cavuto and the CEOs. Students and media participated in the live Twitter stream as well.

Rutgers Business School is uniquely positioned at not only the center of NJ business but at the center of global business, just minutes from New York City. Its location, premier faculty and strong corporate partners create unparalleled experiences for business students.

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Executives in Attendance


Media Coverage

Replay of New Jersey Economic Summit at Rutgers Business School courtesy of Fox:

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