NEW JERSEY—At its September 12 meeting at the Woodbridge Hilton Hotel, NAIOP New Jersey will kick off a series titled “Returning New Jersey to a State of Industry” to discuss opportunities for New Jersey’s economy.

NAIOP NJ’s September 12 chapter meeting will focus on “Preparing for Post-Panamax Prosperity.” The expansion of the Panama Canal will directly impact New Jersey’s economy and enable larger vessels to call on East Coast ports, which has triggered a project to raise the Bayonne Bridge to admit the so-called Panamax vessels to New Jersey’s ports.

Tom Bisacquino, NAIOP national president, will share insights on the national economic and political landscapes, and perspective gained from NAIOP’s visit to the Panama Canal.

Charles Clowdis, Jr., of IHS Global Insight USA, a transportation, logistics and supply chain expert, will discuss what a post-Panamax economy really means for New Jersey owners, tenants and logistics firms.