Governor Chris Christie • Lt.Governor Kim Guadagno  
The Official Web Site For The State of New Jersey - Department of Treasury
Global Navigation
FAQs Departments/ Agencies Services A to Z NJ Home Page
Photo of Dr. Roger Cohen - Director of Revenue and Economic Analysis
Dr. Roger Cohen

Director of OREA
 Contact Information

 Telephone: (609) 292-2424
 Fax: (609) 292-8764

 33 West State Street
 PO Box 004
 Trenton, NJ 08625-0004


Welcome to the homepage for the Office of the Chief Economist/Office of Revenue and Economic Analysis.
The Chief Economist is the chief advisor on economic matters to the Treasurer and also supports other State agencies. The OCE/OREA provides data, projections, and analyses for the Governor’s Budget Message, Budget in Brief, Citizen’s Tax Guide, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the Appropriations Act, the Annual Tax Expenditure Report, the Statistics of Income Report, the Official Financial Statement, and numerous Fiscal Notes for the State Legislature.

The Office also produces technical memoranda and research reports for the Treasury Department and other State agencies and shares its economic commentaries with the public through its newsletter, New Jersey Economic Insights. It also conducts the Business Pulse survey that monitors business sentiment in the state and produces the Garden State Activity Index, which tracks key New Jersey economic indicators.

New Jersey Payroll Employment

Third Annual State Economic Forum

Dr. Charles Steindel, Chief Economist at the New Jersey Department of Treasury, discusses the state’s economic outlook at the Third Annual Garden Sate Economic Forum.

Leaders in the fields of economics, government, business and academia gathered at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton on Nov. 20 for the third annual Garden State Economic Forum. The main discussion topic for this year’s event was New Jersey’s Next 4 Years. Over sixty people attended and heard presentations and panel discussions on topics including how New Jersey can improve its business climate and grow its economy, the status of the state’s recovery from Superstorm Sandy, and ideas on policy initiatives to improve the state’s infrastructure and human capital.

“The presentations and discussions at the conference dealt with many issues of vital importance to all of us in the state,” Treasury Department Chief Economist Dr. Charles Steindel, who served as master of ceremonies at the event, said. “We hope that bringing all these views and information was helpful to all those who need to know where the state stands, where it is going, and what might be done to make it even better.”

Speakers and panelists at the event included New Jersey State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff, Chairman of the State Investment Council Robert Grady, and Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Recovery and Rebuilding Marc-Phillip Ferzan, among others.

To view PowerPoints of presentations as well as more information on the conference, click this link to visit the 2013 Garden State Economic Forum homepage.

Latest News

Archived News

NJ Business Pulse Survey

A monthly survey of NJ firms about current and future economic conditions.
General Business Conditions
General U.S. Business Conditions
General N.J. Business Conditions

Garden State Activity Index

The index combines three regional indicators to summarize current economic conditions in a single statistic.
Related Resources
New Jersey Economic Indicators
New Jersey Economic Indicators

New Jersey Economic Insights

The Economic Insights newsletter is a regular series of economic reports researched and presented by the Chief Economist and his research staff. The newsletters provide insight and commentary, along with essential state economic data.
Economic Newsletter

Economic Snapshots

 New Jersey Payroll  Employment
Click to enlarge

New Jersey Payroll Employment

 Regional Data image
Click to enlarge

Regional Data

Office of the Chief Economist: Home | Contact Us
Treasury: Home | ServicesPeopleBusinesses | Divisions/AgenciesFormsContact Us
NJ Home | Services A to Z | Departments/Agencies | FAQs
Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996 -
This site is maintained by the Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services.

Reports Accessibility Statement Legal Statement Privacy Notice Contact Us Open Public Records Act Proposed Rules and Amendments Comment or Petition for new Rule Division/Ageny Statutes and Rules Electronic Notification