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Kim Guadagno
On November 3, 2009, the people of New Jersey elected Kim Guadagno as the first Lieutenant Governor in the state's history.
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Acting Governor Guadagno Announces
Record Number of New NJ Businesses in 2015
Acting Governor Guadagno Announces Record Number of New NJ Businesses in 2015

Trenton, NJ – A sign of continued positive trends in New Jersey ‘s economy, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno announced the number of new businesses that filed to start operations in New Jersey last year soared to a record 97,835, the highest level in State history.

The 2015 level is higher than 2014, when 94,898 new businesses were formed, and continues the upward momentum of new filings since the start of the Christie Administration in 2010 when there were 80,773 new filings, according to the New Jersey Department of the Treasury.

"I am proud to announce that 2015 was a record year for business growth in New Jersey," Acting Governor Guadagno said. "More than 97,000 new businesses filed to begin work in our state last year which marks the highest level in New Jersey history. To put this into perspective, this marks a 21 percent increase in business filings since we came into office six years ago. Our administration stands ready with new and innovative tools to help all these new companies and prospective employers grow, create jobs and offer more prosperous opportunities for New Jersyans."
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Lt. Governor Guadagno Attends
Jimmy’s Cookies Grand Opening
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno joined Jimmy’s Cookies CEO, Howard Hirsch, for the grand opening of the company’s new facility in Clifton.

Trenton, NJ – Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno joined Jimmy’s Cookies CEO, Howard Hirsch, for the grand opening of the company’s new facility in Clifton.

“Jimmy’s Cookies had the choice to take their business out of state, and instead showed their confidence in our economy and decided to relocate to a larger facility right here in New Jersey,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno. “It is important decisions like this that will save 43 people from losing their jobs and create nearly 80 new quality manufacturing jobs.”

Jimmy’s Cookies, a gourmet cookie and cookie dough manufacturer, first opened more than 30 years ago in a tiny Hungarian bakery in Manhattan. The company eventually relocated to a 30,000 square-foot facility in Fair Lawn before relocating to its new nearly 90,000 square-foot facility in Clifton.
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Lt. Governor Guadagno Attends New Jersey Tourism Industry Association Luncheon
Celebrates Tourism Successes and Improved Numbers

Trenton, NJ – Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno attended the New Jersey Tourism Industry Association Luncheon to discuss the New Jersey Tourism Industry and its improvements post-Sandy.

New Jersey again set a record in 2015, with the tourism industry accounting for $43.4 billion in economic impact – an increase of more than 3 percent over the previous year. This was in part due to an increase in visitation to New Jersey, which increased for the sixth straight year. The number of visitors to New Jersey increased by 2.4 percent last year to 95 million.

“New Jersey continues to be a great vacation destination and the 2015 tourism report unveiled today confirms just that,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno. “These impressive results verify that are our promotional efforts are yielding great returns for the citizens of our great state.”
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