State of New Jersey
Executive Order #1

Governor Christine Todd Whitman

This executive order updated by EO #8 Whitman and EO #38 Whitman.

WHEREAS, a strong, sound economy is essential to the well being and prosperity of the State of New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, State government has a responsibility to improve and maintain the State's economy; and

WHEREAS, a strategic and comprehensive economic master plan will assist State government in removing unnecessary barriers to economic growth and in efficiently allocating its finite resources toward projects with the most economic benefit for the State; and

WHEREAS, an Economic Master Plan Commission should be formed to create a Strategic Economic Master Plan for the State of New Jersey;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the constitution and by the statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:

1. There is hereby established the New Jersey Economic Master Plan Commission, hereinafter referred to as the Commission.

2. The Commission shall consist of a chairperson and twelve members appointed by the Governor, including the Secretary of State, and the Commissioners of the Departments of Commerce and Labor. The Commission shall also include representatives of the various sectors of the economy and geographic areas of New Jersey.

3. The Commission shall study economic condition, together with existing statutes and regulations, which impact on the State's economic growth and prosperity. The Commission shall develop long- and short-range strategic recommendations for improving economic growth and prosperity in the form of a Strategic Economic Master Plan.

4. The Commission shall periodically report to the Governor and shall issue the Strategic Economic Master Plan by October 1, 1994.

5. The Commission is authorized to call upon any department, office, division or agency of this State to supply it with data and other information, personnel or assistance it deems necessary to discharge its duties under this Order. Each department, officer, division or agency of the State is hereby required, to the extent not inconsistent with law, to cooperate with the Commission and to furnish it with such information, personnel and assistance as is necessary to accomplish the purpose of this Order. The Attorney General, or her designee, shall act as legal counsel to the Commission.

6. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal,
this 18th day of January in the year
of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred
and ninety four and of the independence
of the United State, the two hundred
and eighteenth.

/s/ Christine Todd Whitman


/s/ Peter Verniero
Chief Counsel to the Governor