2018 Annual Environmental Business Roundtable: Projects, Trends and Governor Murphy’s Agenda

BY MARTIN C. DAKS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR WHEN PHIL MURPHY WAS running for governor, he advanced an ambitious environmental agenda. Now that he is in Trenton as New Jersey’s top executive, inquiring minds are asking how Gov. Murphy’s green agenda will affect businesses. COMMERCE asked the following experts for their insights, thoughts and observations. PennJersey Environmental Consulting Rodger A. Ferguson, Jr.,
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New Jersey American Water Invests in New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure

American Water, the largest water service provider in the state, is committed to providing high quality, reliable water and wastewater service and fire protection to its nearly 2.7 million customers around the clock. Each year, the company invests approximately $350 million—close to $1 million a day—to upgrade and maintain 8,900 miles of pipeline, dozens of water treatment facilities and hundreds
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NJ’s Infrastructure Bank: A Conversation with Executive Director David Zimmer

In 1986, when New Jersey instituted one of the nation’s first independent state financing authorities for the construction of water quality projects, not many people realized how effective it would be. During the past 30 plus years, the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust (NJEIT), working in partnership with the NJDEP, has provided more than $7.2 billion in low-cost funding to
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Will Brian Cashman Make the Right Calls for the Yankees—A Steinbrenner Family Business?

BY BOB KLAPISCH CONTRIBUTING EDITOR IT SEEMED LIKE A LIFETIME AGO when the Yankees were bound by an outdated business model, collecting past-their-prime free agents in their 30s, on their way to statistical irrelevance. After winning a world championship in 2009, the Bronx Bombers began a slow, insidious decline, failing to make the playoffs between 2013-2016. But one man turned
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Surgeons are Improving Quality of Life and Saving Lives with Robotic Surgery

By: MILES Z. EPSTEIN THE BENEFITS OF ROBOTIC surgery include a faster return to daily activities; fewer complications; shorter hospital stays; reduced hospitalization costs; reduced trauma; significantly less pain; and less scarring. Here are some examples that show how it can enhance the capabilities of trained surgeons to improve quality of life for patients and save lives, as well. Clara
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