NJ Chamber of Commerce: Economic Recovery and Reopening Update 06.03.2021

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
NJ Chamber
Economic Recovery & Reopening Update
June 3, 2021
Content Curated By Scott Goldstein
  • The end nears for New Jersey's public health emergency — at least on paper. Lawmakers plan to vote today on a bill to end most of Gov. Murphy’s executive orders.   
  • New Jersey will begin closing vaccination megasites.  

  • Fortune 500 Companies: How does N.J. rate?  
The End Nears for New Jersey's Public Health Emergency — at Least on Paper. Lawmakers Plan to Vote Today on a Bill to End Most of Gov. Murphy’s Executive Orders.  
New Jersey’s public health emergency could soon end — at least on paper — under revised legislation that protects some of Gov. Phil Murphy’s pandemic-related power but also gives lawmakers more say in the dwindling elements of the state's COVID-19 response. The bill, scheduled to be voted on in both houses of the state Legislature today, was unveiled by Democratic legislative leaders for the first time yesterday. (NJ Spotlight News) 
The Bill Would Keep 14 of Gov. Murphy’s Orders in Place through the Calendar Year 
The proposal would wipe out most of Gov. Murphy’s nearly 140 pandemic orders, and keep 14 of them in place until Jan. 1, as New Jersey continues to recover. New Jersey's most recent masking and social distancing rules, as well as moratoriums on evictions and utility shutoffs, are among the orders that would remain — though Murphy would be permitted to revoke or reduce them at any time. (nj.com
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New Jersey will Begin Closing Vaccination Megasites 
Gov. Murphy said the state will instead look to bring more vaccination capability to communities. The megasites once represented some of the few places to get shots, but now there are nearly 1,800 sites across New Jersey. Here are the details on the closings. (ROI-NJ) 
Survey: Communities of Color are Increasingly Willing to be Vaccinated 
The share of Black respondents willing to be vaccinated increased from 62% in February to 69% in May, and 83% of Hispanic voters said they will be vaccinated, compared with 77% in February. The survey was conducted by Change Research and commissioned by Newark-based nonprofit Project Ready. (ROI-NJ) 
Fortune 500 Companies: How Does N.J. Rate?  
New Jersey has 15 Fortune 500 companies. It had 19 in 2016, and 22 in 2006. “With the money we have from the American Rescue Plan and the budget surplus, we have an opportunity to invest in our economy and get the momentum back,” N.J. Chamber President and CEO Tom Bracken said. “We’ve been saying for years that New Jersey has to find a way to be more competitive, to be more attractive and to leverage our assets.” (ROI-NJ) 
How to Price Your Product: A Step-by-Step Calculation  
Pricing a product requires careful planning and an understanding of the value of work put into making it. You’ll want to ensure you’re earning enough revenue to keep your product — and business — in the market while remaining competitive with other players in your industry. Here’s how. (U.S. Chamber of Commerce) 
The State is Setting Up Vaccine Clinics Hosted by Employers  
The state Health Department is pairing vaccine providers with employers to create on-site vaccine pop-up clinics. The Health Department is asking employers interested in hosting a clinic at no cost to take this survey. (The New Jersey Department of Health)
New Jersey Released an Employers Guide to the COVID-19 Vaccine 
The guide recommends actions employers can take to promote COVID-19 vaccines. The guide calls the vaccines "a key enabler of the new normal and New Jersey’s economic recovery from the pandemic." To read the guide, click here. (The New Jersey Department of Health)
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Business Resources
State & Federal Financial Assistance (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Pandemic Resources for Small Businesses (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Reopening Playbook for Employers (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Vaccine Guide for Businesses (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Jobs and Hiring Portal Job Seekers | Employers (State of N.J.)
Guide to Starting a Business in N.J. (New Jersey Business Action Center)
The Best Tool for Your Business - Membership in the N.J. Chamber
The N.J. Chamber provides members with guest speakers, webinars, networking opportunities and discount programs that help businesses grow. The N.J. Chamber also advocates for pro-growth and pro-business legislation.
N.J. Coronavirus Cases
Total Confirmed Deaths Reported: 23,569
Total Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Reported: 888,074
Fully Vaccinated People in N.J.: 4,278,312
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