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April 8, 2024
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NJEDA to Extend Submission Deadlines for Statewide Employee Ownership Program RFI


TRENTON, N.J. (April 8, 2024) – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is extending the deadline of its Request for Information (RFI) seeking insight from firms and individuals with perspectives on the proven best practices, potential challenges, and appropriate considerations relevant to the development of a Statewide Employee Ownership program. The deadline to submit questions will be Wednesday, April 10, 2024, and the deadline for responses will be extended to Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

The information gathered through this RFI will help the NJEDA better understand the scope and characteristics of a potential employee ownership program and engage interested parties, potential consultant, and eligible businesses in the establishment and success of the potential program.

WHAT:            The NJEDA is seeking recommendations, information, and ideas that will help the NJEDA better understand the scope and characteristics of Employee Ownership – highlighted as a potential Wealth Disparity Initiative by the Governor’s Wealth Disparity Task Force – in anticipation of the development of a Statewide Employee Ownership Program.

WHO:              The RFI seeks responses from interested stakeholders, including but not limited, to New Jersey-based businesses of any size and industry; Employee-Owned entities; Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) technical assistance providers; Chambers of Commerce; Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs); and foundations and philanthropic initiatives that support Employee Ownership and/or work to address socioeconomic disparities.

Respondents do not need to be located within New Jersey to provide input.

WHEN:           All questions must be submitted in writing no later than 12:00 p.m. on April 10, 2024, via e-mail to EmployeeOwnership@njeda.gov. The subject line of the e-mail should read: “QUESTIONS-2024 RFI-199 Development of a Statewide Employee Ownership Program”. Answers to questions submitted will be posted on the NJEDA’s website: Bidding Opportunities – NJEDA as Addendum.

All RFI responses must be submitted in writing no later than 11:59 p.m. on April 24, 2024, via e-mail to EmployeeOwnership@njeda.gov. The subject line of the e-mail should state: “RFI Response-2024-RFI-199 Development of a Statewide Employee Ownership Program”

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To learn more about NJEDA resources for businesses, call NJEDA Customer Care at 844-965-1125 or visit https://www.njeda.gov and follow @NewJerseyEDA on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.

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