Who We Are

The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

The NJLSVA was founded to educate suppliers on trends in industry procurement and public policy that affects the life sciences industry.

Brain Drain

Opinion: FDU President Christopher A. Capuano: ‘How to Stop New Jersey’s Brain Drain’

Dr. Christopher A. Capuano

Madison, NJ, April 21, 2017Fairleigh Dickinson University President , Ph.D., published the following op-ed in The Star-Ledger on April 14:

For decades, New Jersey has been one of the highest exporters of college students. Students go to college in other states for lots of reasons.

One reason is that New Jersey is a small state and many choices are located within close proximity to its borders — in Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and Delaware. Continue reading

Report to NJBIA Members: Halting New Jersey’s Millennial Brain Drain

Trenton, NJ, February 25, 2017New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) President and CEO Michele N. Siekerka, Esq., writes:

A year ago, NJBIA released its outmigration study detailing the significant economic impact of taxpayers leaving the state.

Our data was used to drive a discussion about the state’s changing economy over the past decade and the need to begin the process of comprehensive tax reform in order to make New Jersey competitive and affordable. Continue reading