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.

NJ Institute

Opinion: NJIT President Joel S. Bloom on ‘Quality Workforce Is Essential for STEM Economy’

Dr. Joel S. Bloom

Newark, NJ, November 5, 2017 — NJBIZ on October 31 published the following opinion piece by Dr. Joel S. Bloom, President of New Jersey Institute of Technology:

College affordability is a very real and very complex problem that deserves serious attention. There is no disputing that tuition rates have increased at an unsustainable rate over the last two decades and that student debt has risen as well.

There also is no disputing that state funding of higher education has significantly eroded during that same time frame. It is further difficult to debate the notion that New Jersey residents face a significant tax burden already and don’t have an appetite for tax increases to support higher education. Continue reading