Gordon MacInnes

macinnes for website 200x200Gordon MacInnes, President, is the chief executive of NJPP, leading the organization’s efforts to advance economic justice and shared prosperity in the Garden State. He is also a member of the organization’s Board of Trustees.

Gordon’s research interests include: state finances, sound investments in economic assets, education and immigration.

Before joining NJPP in April 2012, Gordon had a long track record of success in New Jersey’s worlds of policy, nonprofits and politics. He has served in both the Assembly and the Senate; led New Jersey Network, the Fund for New Jersey and Citizens for Better Schools; and served as assistant education commissioner from 2002 to 2007. He was a long-time fellow at The Century Foundation.

Gordon, a graduate of Occidental College and of the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University, is also a trustee of Occidental College and a former member of the Rutgers Board of Governors.

Email: gordon (at) njpp.org | Phone: 609-393-1145 ext. 18


Still No Answers to Key Questions on Casino Expansion

Given New Jersey’s track record with gambling – one of big promises, a lack of delivery on those promises and little long-term economic benefit – one would think there’d be more caution and skepticism about expanding casinos to North Jersey.

There Are Too Many Unanswered Questions on Casino Expansion

The stated rationale for expanding casinos to North Jersey is that this will save Atlantic City, generate thousands of new jobs and create millions if not billions in new economic activity. Hefty promises, all.

Op-Ed: The Governor’s Sending the Wrong Message on Immigrants in New Jersey

As Congress fails to act, it is up to the states to adopt sensible and effective policies to welcome and accommodate immigrants. New Jersey is lagging behind.

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New Jersey’s policymakers and economic-development officials should be focused on growing the state’s economy, not rewarding tax dodgers with additional tax breaks. Putting an end to this practice is just common sense.

Hold Off on the Victory Lap: New Jersey Job Growth Remains Slow Despite October Bump

While the state’s slower-than-average economic growth is the result of many factors, it’s clear that the approach favored by policymakers over the past half-decade is not working.