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October 1, 2009
Trenton, NJ


Friday, October 2, 2009
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Special Events Forum - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The New Jersey League of Municipalities’ Educational Foundation will present a Blue Ribbon panel of experts for an eagle-eye look at NEW JERSEY’S ECONOMY: STATUS OF GLOOM AND PROSPECTS FOR BLOOM, tomorrow at Rutgers University’s New Brunswick Campus.

This morning program will feature two panels. First, Dr. James W. Hughes, Dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, will serve as Moderator, as speakers Rae Rosen, Vice President/Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Patrick O’Keefe, Director of Economic Research, J.H. Cohn, LLP and Dennis Bone, President, Verizon New Jersey and Chairman, New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, share their perspectives on our Current Economic Crisis.

They’ll be followed by a panel discussion on the Economic Outlook, which will be moderated by Dr. Henry Coleman, Professor of Public Policy, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. On this panel, looking for signs of hope and recovery, the scheduled speakers are Edith Behr, Vice President/Senior Credit Officer & Team Lead, State Ratings Team, Moody’s Investor Services; David J. Rosen, Legislative Budget and Finance Officer, New Jersey Office of Legislative Services; John McCormac, Mayor of Woodbridge, NJ, former New Jersey State Treasurer and James Florio, former Governor, State of New Jersey and founding partner of Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt and Fader, LLC.

Each panel will welcome questions from an audience of Mayors and other elected officials, serving at all levels of government, and corporate/business leaders interested in hearing the latest on the state of the economy.

This program is being supported in part, through funding from Verizon and PSE&G.

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For further information contact: William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director at (609)695-3481, extension 122 or 609-915-9072.




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