On February 17, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it has launched a website to provide information on the Economic Recovery Act of 2020 and collect input from the public on the implementation of the package of tax incentive, financing, and grant programs that will be created under the Act. The CCSNJ was proud to support the Economic Recovery Act (ERA), which was signed into law on January 7, 2021. The law creates several tax incentive programs including the NJ Emerge program, which takes the place of the Grow New Jersey program and the NJ Aspire program, which replaces the Economic Redevelopment and Growth (ERG) gap financing program. It also includes $50 million for the Main Street Recovery Finance Program, targeted to help small businesses, as well as incentives for food retailers to locate their operations within food desert communities, such as Atlantic City and Camden. All comments submitted through this portal are subject to New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act. Visit www.njeda.com/economicrecoveryact for more information and to submit comments. Should you have any questions, please contact Hilary Chebra, Manager of Government Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.