Gov. Murphy’s Bold Innovation Plan

Gov. Murphy’s Bold Innovation Plan


By A. Houshmand, President, Rowan University, Oct. 1, 2018


Earlier today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released a comprehensive plan that calls for the reimagining of the state’s economy and the development of a new national model for an inclusive innovation ecosystem.

As a public research university, we applaud Gov. Murphy for the breadth of the plan and embrace the opportunity to do our part in growing the economy. After all, innovation starts here.

His vision for the creation of innovation hubs and providing incentives and support to businesses entering incubators will attract investors to the state, but more importantly, serve as a catalyst for the growth of home-grown talent and businesses.

We also look forward to expanding our relationships with our community college and business partners to further expand talent-retention and workforce development support programs. Addressing the entire spectrum of education is critical for the success of this plan.

The Governor’s plan is certainly ambitious, but it’s essential for everyone to work toward the goal. Together, we will reclaim our status as a leader in innovation.

To learn more about the plan, visit The State of Innovation: Building a Stronger and Fairer Economy.