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Lt. Governor
Kim Guadagno
On November 3, 2009, the people of New Jersey elected Kim Guadagno as the first Lieutenant Governor in the state's history.
The mission of the Department of State is to enhance the overall quality of life for New Jersey residents by advancing and supporting our State’s economic vitality, cultural and historical programs and civic engagement responsibilities.

Core Mission Areas:
  1. Economic vitality
  2. Cultural and historical programs
  3. Civic engagement responsibilities
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P.O. Box 300
Trenton, NJ 08625

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Acting Governor Kim Guadagno Continues Agribusiness Tour At Barlow’s Flower Farm
Award-Winning Sea Girt Flower Farm Beautifies Landscapes Along the Jersey Shore

Acting Governor Kim Guadagno visits Barlow's Flower Farm in Sea Girt as part of her annual agribusiness tour.

Newark, NJ – Continuing her annual agribusiness tour, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno today visited Barlow’s Flower Farm in Sea Girt to highlight the role of agribusiness as a catalyst for economic growth in the Garden State.

“From New Jersey’s infancy, agriculture has been at the heart of our state, and the Garden State’s farmers continue to work hard and make significant contributions to our economy,” said Acting Governor Guadagno. “As one of New Jersey’s largest annual retail growers, Barlow’s is leading the way as a prime example of how family farms are thriving and finding innovative ways to expand and grow their businesses. We wish them continued success for many years to come.”

Stephen and Leslie Barlow purchased the historic family homestead and horticulture business in 1983 and have since been joined in the business by two of their children, Stephen Barlow, III and Stephanie Barlow Peduto. The original Barlow Flower Farm has expanded over the years to include a fully renovated retail facility, 60,000 square feet of nursery greenhouses and a 1.5-acre outdoor growing area. The Farm also offers an interactive Children’s Garden.
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Lt. Governor Welcomes CLS Group
To New Jersey With IT Operations Facility Ribbon Cutting

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno visits the CLS Group for a ribbon cutting celebration to officially open its new location in Woodbridge.

Trenton, NJ – Emphasizing the New Jersey Partnership for Action’s important role in attracting businesses to the state, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno yesterday joined the CLS Group for a ribbon cutting celebration to officially open its new location in Woodbridge. The 16,000-square-foot facility creates more than 50 new jobs.

“New Jersey is privileged to welcome the CLS Group, a noted global leader in the foreign exchange market, to the state’s business community,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno. “Our shared investment is a testament to the pro-growth policies this Administration has worked so hard to develop, and I congratulate CEO David Puth and the CLS Group on this expansion to the Garden State.”

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in New York, CLS provides transaction settlement services for the foreign exchange (FX) market in 17 currencies. A global leader in the field, CLS operates the largest multicurrency cash settlement system to mitigate settlement risk for the FX transactions of its clients. Its services reduce funding requirements by an average of 99 percent.

After its Manhattan office was negatively impacted by Superstorm Sandy, the CLS Group began a search for a location outside of Manhattan to house additional IT operations and serve as a backup recovery location.
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