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PlanSmart NJ Conference: The Impact of the Defense Industry on New Jersey

June 13, 2013
8:00 amto12:30 pm

Where: The Enterprise Center at Burlington County College 
Mt. Laurel, NJ


The US military is the second largest employer in the state (after only the state itself) and is critical to the state’s economy.  The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst alone boasts 44,000 jobs spread over 42,000 acres in Burlington and Ocean Counties.  JBMDL’s economic impact is a whopping and arguably irreplaceable $7.9 billion annually.  Unfortunately, planners, economists, and policy wonks rarely consider policies that may be needed to support this important sector of New Jersey’s economy. PlanSmart NJ’s conference will bring together experts for a half-day event to discuss what policies are working and what policies we need to put in place to retain and bolster New Jersey’s defense industry. AICP CM and NJ CLE credits pending.

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