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Select New Jersey Opens Workplace in Eire, Increasing European Presence

New Jersey Turns into First State with Financial Growth Workplace in Eire
Steve Lenox Named Managing Director

Newark, NJ — Select New Jersey, New Jersey’s main nonprofit financial improvement group, right this moment introduced the official opening of an workplace in Eire, making New Jersey the primary U.S. state with an financial improvement workplace in Eire. The workplace is a direct results of the rising commerce, funding, and educational ties between New Jersey and Eire, and Governor Phil Murphy’s financial mission with Select New Jersey to Eire in April. The workplace might be led by Steve Lenox, who was named managing director. The workplace will strengthen the constructive and mutually helpful financial and industrial ties that exist between New Jersey and Eire and promote New Jersey to Irish firms looking for to put money into the USA.

“New Jersey’s longstanding connection to Eire, which was fortified throughout our current financial mission, might be additional strengthened by the workplace because it cultivates new and ongoing enterprise partnerships,” mentioned Governor Phil Murphy. “The opening of the Select New Jersey Eire Workplace testifies to the worldwide attain and influence of our state’s financial system, whose stability and progress I’ve prioritized all through my Administration. We all know New Jersey is the very best place to begin and develop a enterprise, and now companies in Eire will know that too.”

The Eire workplace might be Select New Jersey’s second workplace in Europe, following the opening of an workplace in Berlin in 2018. Uniquely, the workplace will symbolize all of Eire — together with Northern Eire — and can assist to develop the already massive presence of Irish companies in New Jersey. In 2021, New Jersey-Eire commerce totaled $2.4 billion.

“Eire has been an ideal financial accomplice for New Jersey and the opening of this workplace provides us the chance to develop that partnership additional by having a full-time presence in-country,” mentioned Wesley Mathews, President & CEO of Select New Jersey. “I look ahead to working with Steve, who was instrumental to our current successes in Eire, to additional cement New Jersey’s repute as a lovely second house to Irish companies.”

Lenox has constructed his personal connections within the Irish and Irish-American communities in New Jersey, in addition to throughout the U.S. and all through Eire. He’s the president of Irish Community USA, a nonprofit group established to construct hyperlinks between the U.S. and Eire by enterprise, tradition, training, and sports activities. Lenox additionally helped information the Governor’s commerce mission to Eire earlier this yr.

“Speak concerning the luck of the Irish. I’m in a position to name each New Jersey and Eire house, and now I’ve been given a chance to make these longstanding hyperlinks much more significant on either side of the Atlantic,” mentioned Steve Lenox, Managing Director of Select New Jersey’s Eire Workplace. “It is going to, in fact, take greater than luck to achieve success, however with Governor Murphy’s profitable journey earlier this yr as a basis, in addition to the superb group at Select New Jersey as help, I’ve little question that the huge financial potential that’s so clearly evident might be realized.”

“The opening of the Select New Jersey workplace in Eire is a vital addition to the Irish enterprise panorama,” mentioned Ian Talbot, the Chief Government of Chambers Eire, the biggest enterprise group in Eire. “We’re enthusiastic about what this new partnership can convey, and look ahead to working with Select New Jersey’s Eire Workplace to proceed to drive strategic improvement as we search progressive methods to advertise the competitiveness of Irish enterprise overseas.”

The opening of the Select New Jersey Eire workplace is a direct results of the Governor’s financial mission to Eire in April. The mission led to the signing of a number of Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), together with the Scholar Alternate Settlement between Eire’s South East Technological College (SETU) and Rowan College. The partnership creates a world graduate scholar trade program and analysis collaboration alternatives between the schools. The College of Translational Biomedical Engineering and Sciences at Rowan, together with the Pharmaceutical Molecular & Biotechnology Analysis Centre at Waterford Institute of Know-how, are main the initiative to advertise linkages within the areas of biomaterials, prescribed drugs, and biotechnology, and to complement the understanding of the tradition of the 2 international locations.

“The very best advances in science and engineering come on account of collaboration and sharing of experience,” mentioned Mark Byrne, founding dean of the College of Translational Biomedical Engineering and Sciences of Rowan College. “This graduate scholar trade program will definitely entice the brightest minds in our fields, and in the long run, it is going to construct skilled relationships that can enormously profit our two international locations. Select New Jersey’s efforts to introduce New Jersey firms and better training establishments overseas will result in new discoveries that can pay nice dividends for all concerned.”

About Select New Jersey, Inc.
Select New Jersey is a privately funded 501 (c)(3) financial improvement group with a mission to stimulate job creation and entice capital funding to New Jersey. Select New Jersey markets New Jersey each domestically and internationally as the very best place to develop a enterprise in the USA. Educated, skilled employees, supported by a community of State businesses and personal companions, present free, confidential help to information firms in establishing operations in New Jersey. By harnessing the facility of enterprise, labor, educational and authorities leaders, Select New Jersey permits progress throughout all sectors of the State’s financial system, aspiring to construct a stronger and extra affluent New Jersey for all. To study extra, go to

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