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Lt. Governor
Kim Guadagno
On November 3, 2009, the people of New Jersey elected Kim Guadagno as the first Lieutenant Governor in the state's history.
The mission of the Department of State is to enhance the overall quality of life for New Jersey residents by advancing and supporting our State’s economic vitality, cultural and historical programs and civic engagement responsibilities.

Core Mission Areas:
  1. Economic vitality
  2. Cultural and historical programs
  3. Civic engagement responsibilities
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Lt. Governor Guadagno Visits Elijah’s Promise
in New Brunswick
Program Combats Poverty With Soup Kitchen, Culinary and Baking Program,
Better World Café and Bakery

Trenton, NJ —Recognizing organizations that have received grant awards through the Department of State’s Office of Faith Based Initiatives (OFBI), Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today visited Elijah’s Promise in New Brunswick.

In 1989, three New Brunswick churches – St. John’s Episcopal, Emanuel Lutheran and Christ Episcopal of New Brunswick – established Elijah’s Promise as a small soup kitchen based on the philosophy that no one in the community needs to go hungry if others share what they have and provide the tools for people to feed themselves. Elijah’s Promise received a $50,000 grant from OFBI.

“Today we celebrate an organization that not only provides food to the hungry but offers professional training to encourage independence in those it serves,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno. “I commend Elijah’s Promise for its work to provide practical experience through café and bakery settings. Elijah’s Promise is an excellent example of a social program that reaches and improves all parts of its community.”
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Lt. Governor Guadagno Celebrates Grand Opening of Sandoz, Inc.’s New U.S. Headquarters
Major Pharmaceutical Company's Expansion
Retains 292 Jobs, Creates 70 Jobs in Plainsboro

Trenton, NJ —Showcasing New Jersey's continued ability to retain life-science companies, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today joined executives from Sandoz, Inc. to celebrate the grand opening of its new U.S. headquarters.  The Partnership for Action, which includes the New Jersey Business Action Center (BAC) and Economic Development Authority (EDA), assisted in bringing this project to fruition.

“This project is one more example of the State’s ability to attract and retain businesses while creating quality, sustainable jobs,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno. “In addition to its contributions to New Jersey’s position as the Medicine Chest of the World, Sandoz has breathed new life into a facility that has been vacant for more than a year.  That brings an added boost to the tax base and strengthens the local economy through job creation.”

Sandoz, previously located in West Windsor, is the generic pharmaceuticals division of Novartis and a global leader in the generic pharmaceutical sector.  Prior to making the decision to stay and grow in New Jersey, Sandoz considered a location in Pennsylvania.  The BAC worked in collaboration with the EDA to help cultivate this project, providing ongoing customer service support.
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