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Discussion will Kick off Series on “Returning New Jersey to a State of Industry”

Event Date: September 12, 2012

WOODBRIDGE, N.J., August 23, 2012 – National and global events are increasingly impacting New Jersey’s economy, and no event is more critical for the state’s economy than the expansion of the Panama Canal. That expansion will enable larger vessels to traverse the canal and call on East Coast ports, which has triggered a project to raise the Bayonne Bridge to admit the so-called Panamax vessels to New Jersey’s ports. That development has been actively supported by NAIOP New Jersey.

On September 12, NAIOP New Jersey’s chapter meeting at the Woodbridge Hilton Hotel will focus on “Preparing for Post-Panamax Prosperity.” The program will kick off an ongoing series presented by the commercial real estate development association titled “Returning New Jersey to a State of Industry.” The discussion will focus on everything from the canal widening’s impact on the global supply chain, to the growth opportunities presented for New Jersey and the world at large.

NAIOP national president Tom Bisacquino will share insights on the national economic and political landscapes, and perspective gained from NAIOP’s visit to the Panama Canal: Learn more about the huge scale of the canal widening project, the dramatic impact it will have on the gobal supply chain, and the growth opportunities it heralds. Charles Clowdis, Jr., of IHS Global Insight USA, a transportation, logistics and supply chain expert, will discuss what a post-Panamax economy really means for New Jersey owners, tenants and logistics firms as we race to raise the Bayonne Bridge and prepare for increased cargo at our ports.

Scheduled for the Woodbridge Hilton Hotel, the timely event will begin with registration, networking and cocktails at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the program. To register, or for more information, contact NAIOP New Jersey at (732) 729-9900, or visit www.njnaiop.org.


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