February 21, 2010
Ted Zangari founded the Smart Growth Economic Development Coalition in 2007. “The coalition is a collaborative group of more than 20 state-wide business, labor and land-use planning groups and other trade associations. Together, the groups aim to affect positive change for New Jersey, by sponsoring legislation designed to create jobs and lower taxes, while also maintaining the state’s quality of life.” In this interview, Zangari answers the following three questions about the Coalition: Was there a specific issue that triggered the Smart Growth Economic Development Coalition’s conception?; Apart from its effect on the business community, how does the coalition see its efforts as helping New Jersey residents?; and Is there a bill you have worked on that you are the most passionate about? Why?