Tim Sullivan has been selected to serve as chief executive office of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority by Gov. Phil Murphy.
Sullivan currently serves as the deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. He is the former chief of staff to New York City’s deputy mayor for economic development under Michael Bloomberg.
The governor said it is calling on the EDA to take up the matter at its next meeting.
“New Jersey is a wonderful state with tremendous advantages, from our coveted location to our highly skilled workforce, and we need an Economic Development Authority that works night and day to make the case to businesses that they’re missing out to not have us on their list,” Murphy said in a news release. “Economic development is not a one-note symphony of lavish tax breaks, but a multifaceted effort to leverage everything we have to offer. From lifting up small businesses to growing the number of technology incubators where tomorrow’s innovators are being born, we need a new culture at EDA. I am asking Tim use his wealth of experience to help grow and strengthen our economy and make New Jersey an even better place for businesses to call home.”
While at the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community development, Sullivan oversaw state tourism, branding, brownfield redevelopment, transit-oriented development and waterfront initiatives.
Sullivan is a Bergen County native.