public interest of the citizens of the State of New Jersey would
be enhanced by the development of strategies to increase economic
growth and to create job opportunities; and
business community of New Jersey has expressed its interest in establishing
a collaborative relationship with New Jersey State government to
develop strategies to maximize the State's economic growth and create
job opportunities for the citizens of New Jersey; and
goal of economic growth is critical for assuring all citizens of
New Jersey the opportunity to achieve a high quality of life; and
development and coordination of economic growth policies necessitates
consultation and collaboration among New Jersey State government,
the private business sector and labor and education, among others;
is declared to be the public policy of this State to encourage economic
growth, to promote full employment, to encourage business development
and expansion and to coordinate and utilize the State government's
policies, plans, functions and resources.
I, JAMES J. FLORIO, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue
of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes
of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:
is hereby established the New Jersey Council on Job Opportunities
(hereinafter "the Council") which shall be composed of individuals
appointed by the Governor and shall be representative of citizens
and groups in the State having an interest in economic growth
and the creation of job opportunities.
2. The Council
shall make assessments of government policy and advise the Governor
on economic policy matters including, but not limited to, the
following areas: a) business retention and attraction; b) work
force quality; c) government regulations; d) capital investment/infrastructure;
e) international trade; f) financing strategies for economic development;
g) small business initiatives; h) manufacturing; and i) high technology
and research development.
the Council shall:
the impact of international and federal economic policies in
terms of their effect on the economy of the State;
the State's economic condition;
and assess the impact of the State budget on the economy of
policies and programs to promote economic growth and job opportunities;
and serve as a clearing house for timely and authoritative information
concerning the economic growth and development of the State.
4. The Council
shall be composed of 15 individuals appointed by the Governor
who are representative of the State's business, education and
labor communities and individuals who are knowledgeable in the
field of economics. The Chair of the Council shall be designated
by the Governor and shall serve at his pleasure.
5. The Council
shall annually file a written report to the Governor and more
frequently if so determined by the Governor or the Council.
members shall serve for three years, except that, of the initial
members appointed pursuant to this Executive Order, five shall
serve for terms of one year, five shall serve for terms of two
years and five shall serve for terms of three years. Any individual
appointed to fill an unexpired term shall serve for the unexpired
portion of that term.
7. The Council
shall coordinate its work with existing advisory groups including,
but not limited to, the following: the State Employment and Training
Commission, the Commission on Science and Technology, the State
Planning Commission and the Transportation Executive Council.
8. The Council
is authorized to call upon any department, office, division or
agency of this State to supply it with data and any other information,
personnel or assistance it deems necessary to discharge its duties
under this Order. Each department, office, division or agency
of this State is hereby required, to the extent not inconsistent
with law, to cooperate with the Council and furnish it with such
assistance as is necessary to accomplish the purpose of this Order.
The Council may seek to recruit experts to serve on the staff
on a loaned executive basis. These loaned executives may come
from State government, the private sector, labor and education.
The Attorney General shall act as legal counsel to the Council.
9. The Council
is authorized to establish task forces or work-groups to address
specific issues as they arise and develop policy recommendations
pertaining to those issues.
Order shall take effect immediately.
under my hand and seal this
6th day of February in the Year of
Our Lord, one thousand nine hundred
and ninety-two, and of the Independence
of the United States, the two hundred
M. Robert DeCotiis
Chief Counsel to the Governor