Economic & Recovery Update: News Release: 11/14/2022

November 14, 2022

Content Curated By Scott Goldstein



  • Google will pay N.J. and 39 other states $392 million in a settlement over location tracking.


  • A shortage of OB-GYNs looms. Why are they fleeing N.J.? 


  • New Jersey still has $1 billion in unspent federal pandemic aid.

Google Will Pay New Jersey and 39 Other States $392 Million in Settlement Over Location Tracking

Google will pay nearly $391.5 million to authorities in 40 states, including New Jersey, to resolve allegations it misled consumers over how it tracked, recorded and shared their device location data. The Garden State will receive about $18 million from the settlement. (


A Shortage of OB-GYNs Looms. Why are they Fleeing New Jersey?

Relatively low salaries, sky-high malpractice insurance premiums, lower insurance and Medicaid reimbursement rates, an exorbitant cost of living and the state’s litigious climate are driving away the specialists, doctors and experts say. (


New Jersey Still Has $1 Billion in Unspent Federal Pandemic Aid

New Jersey received more than $6 billion in federal COVID-19 aid. While much of it has been allocated by Gov. Murphy and lawmakers for things like rental and utility assistance and to prop up state trauma centers, more than $1 billion of the federal aid remains unspent. (NJ Spotlight News)


How to Prevent Shoplifting: A Guide for Small Business

Follow these tips to keep your business safe from shoplifters. (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)


NJ Chamber Virtual Discussion Series on Women in the Workplace

Tomorrow, Nov. 15: Women in Finance 

Join us for a virtual discussion with women rising through the ranks of KPMG. What lessons have they learned? How have work-life balance issues changed. For complimentary registration, click here. (N.J. Chamber of Commerce)


NJ Chamber Virtual Discussion Series on Small Business

Nov. 16: Solving Your Labor Shortage

We will explore two unique sources you can use to find disciplined and enthusiastic employees – people with disabilities and people who have recently left military service. For complimentary registration, click here. (N.J. Chamber of Commerce)

Looking to Get Vaccinated? Here's an Easy Way to Find COVID-19 Vaccines Near You.

Just punch in your area code. You can even search for a specific vaccine. (

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Business Resources

Surviving a Recession (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)


Vaccine Guide for Businesses (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)


Election Day is Nov. 8 (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)


General Pandemic Information (State of N.J.)


Business Funding Opportunities Provided by the State (State of N.J.)


Starting a Business in N.J. (New Jersey Business Action Center)


Becoming a Government Contractor (State of N.J.)


Recognizing Cannabis Impairment at Work  (State of N.J.)


Emergency Preparedness (N.J. Business Action Center)

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