Yesterday, hundreds of forward-looking, forward-moving New Jersey leaders joined New Jersey Policy Perspective for the Progress 2017 conference.
The event marked the kickoff to NJPP’s 20th anniversary celebrations, starting with special recognition for founder Jon Shure, and the release of NJPP’s anniversary video (produced by Riverview Studios):
Keynote speaker Heather McGhee, president of Demos, delivered a rousing keynote address. State and national thought leaders led breakout discussions on health care, immigration, economic development, revenue and how to make New Jersey work for working families. Three gubernatorial candidates presented their visions for New Jersey’s financial and economic future. And Gov. James J. Florio closed the day with his words of advice and courage for the incoming governor, and for all New Jerseyans, as together we tackle the tough challenges ahead. (Check out NJPP’s YouTube channel for clips of their speeches, and other highlights of the day).