Economic Development

ELEC825’s efforts have helped initiate major bridge-building projects, win approvals for pipeline construction and helped authorize large-scale urban redevelopment programs.

Our work with chambers of commerce, business partnerships, professional associations industry coalitions to support policies, legislation and regulations that encourage responsible economic development and stimulate growth is well documented.

Our efforts continue

We continually pursue new opportunities to stimulate economic development and we are actively advocating for several important initiatives:

Public-Private Partnerships

Public-Private Partnerships legislation would allow certain government entities to enter into PPP agreements on building and highway infrastructure projects. With the budget constraints facing all levels of government, PPP’s are an excellent option for funding vital projects that would otherwise be difficult or impossible.

ELEC825 is supporting passage of a Public-Private Partnerships bill that would create new opportunities for developers. This bill would permit certain government entities to enter into PPP agreements on building and highway infrastructure projects. With the budget constraints facing all levels of government, PPPs are an excellent option for funding vital projects that would otherwise be difficult or impossible.

Comprehensive COAH reform

ELEC825 supports comprehensive reform of the Council on Affordable Housing, the independent agency appointed by the Legislature in 1985 to carry out court-mandated efforts to provide affordable housing for the moderate- and low-income residents.

It is clear that a legislative approach is needed, ELEC825 is working with all parties to reform or dismantle COAH, which has been criticized as bloated and ineffective in carrying out its objective. We favor a solution that establishes clear standards to guide municipalities as they attempt to comply with affordable housing requirements.

Infrastructure Investments

ELEC825 is dedicated to creating an environment in NJ and NY that allows for responsible development and economic growth. A well-maintained and modern infrastructure is the backbone of a good economy, especially for States like ours in the Northeast Corridor.

We will continue to advocate for investments in transportation, water, energy, telecom, and aviation infrastructure.

Learn more about our infrastructure advocacy

Broadening reach through traditional and social media

ELEC825 invests in targeted advertising and public relations programs to communicate its messages to key audiences.

Recognizing that more people are turning to the Internet and mobile devices to get their news, ELEC825 maintains a robust social media presence to advance its initiatives.

With our goal of spurring job growth by getting people to support economic development projects throughout the Local 825 area, we intend to bolster economic prospects for our union contractors and Local 825 Operating Engineers for years to come.

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Economic Development News

HR 3017, which reauthorizes the federal Brownfields Program that assists localities with the environmental cleanup of properties so the land … Read More

According to Politico, the state Department of Community Affairs  reported $1.373 billion in construction activity approved by local New Jersey … Read More

ELEC825 is proud to sponsor Construction Industry Career Day, May 30-31, 2017 at the NJ Convention & Expo Center. This … Read More

For New Jersey families struggling to make ends meet, the wages lost to extra time commuting or the cost of … Read More

A roundtable organized by NJ Senate Democrats and attended by state and local officials discussed the value of mass transit … Read More

If you’ve ever been to a Dave & Buster’s in New York, Pennsylvania, or elsewhere and wished one would open … Read More

Over the last decade we’ve seen a renewed interest in main streets and urban areas. Many towns in … Read More

“The freezer warehouse incorporates the latest systems and equipment to meet the region’s growing food production and distribution demands.”
The most … Read More

A cross-harbor rail tunnel has been considered by the Port Authority for decades, and environmentalists like the idea, asserting a … Read More

This week, ELEC launched a TV ad campaign to foster an appreciation for the monumental work and achievements … Read More

Warehouse space is back in demand in New Jersey.

As the industrial real estate market ramps up in the northern and central … Read More

Site work for a new warehouse in South Brunswick is being done by the best-trained and safest operating engineers in … Read More

From the New Jersey Alliance for Action
“In action that moves the $2.5 billion American Dream project in the … Read More

Matrix Development Group is moving ahead with its plans for a mixed-use development on a waterfront site adjacent to the … Read More

“We have encouraged development that creates jobs, expanded opportunities for youth employment and grown our employment and training program. Good … Read More

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