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PresidentsLetterNJBINwaspleasedtohearthatTheRutgersFoodInnovationCenterhasbeendesignatedasaSoftLandingsIncubatorbytheNationalBusinessIncubationAssoci-ation.TheyjointheEnterpriseDevel-opmentCenterasaSoftLandingsincubator.SoftLandingsincubatorsprovidespecialattentiontocompaniesthatwanttorelocateinNewJerseytherebyhelpingourstatetoattractinternationalcompanies.NBIAhasawardedthisdesignationtoonly25incubatorsworldwidesoNewJerseycanbeveryproudtobehometotwoofthem.PleasejoinmeincongratulatingthesetwoincubatorsPleasealsojoinmeincongratulatingallofthecom-paniesthatgraduatedfromNJBINincubatorsin2013.Theyhaveworkedhardandhavesurmountedthemanychallengesofstartupcompanies.FinallypleaseplantoattendourSecondAnnualAwardCeremonyonApril2511a.m.2p.m.attheRutgersEcoComplexinBordentown.WellhaveagreatlineupofourstarcompaniesfromincubatorsthroughoutNewJerseySuzanneZammitPresidentNJBIN2014Vol.1SuzanneZammitPresidentContinuedonpage6IncubatorSpotlightEnterpriseDevelopmentCenterThemissionoftheEnterpriseDevelopmentCenterEDCattheNewJerseyInstituteofTechnologyistocreatejobsandtostimulateeconomicgrowthnurturethedevelopmentofnewtechnologyandscientificbreakthroughsencourageentrepreneur-shipanddevelopaworld-classworkforceattractbusinessesandinvestorstoNJandalsotoenhanceNewJerseysglobalcompetitiveness.Thatsatallorderbuttheincubatoranditsexecu-tivedirectorJerryCreightonSr.areuptothetask.WhatsInsideTheAmazingJourneypg.2ASoftLandingattheEDCpg.3InvestorSpotlightpg.4FICnamedSoftLandingsIncubatorpg.5