New Jersey EDA to lead state-wide esports initiatives


The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), the state’s principal agency driving economic growth, has unveiled its initiative to curate and support businesses which “accelerate” the esports industry’s development in the Garden State.


The strategy will see the NJEDA serve as a catalyst for esports activity in New Jersey, collaborating with stakeholders and local bodies to support efforts which push the industry forward. Starting with two key ventures, the NJEDA will work with partners throughout the industry to establish the state as an “epicenter” of esports in the United States.


Anthony Gaud, CEO of Gaud-Hammer Gaming Group, an esports agency which manages Conference One, added: “Finding the ideal location to establish Conference One was challenging. We needed a place with a robust technology infrastructure that could handle the demands of major livestreamed events, a highly skilled and adaptable workforce, and an established sports wagering industry. Not many locations offer all of that, but New Jersey has it all. 


“We look forward to collaborating with the NJEDA and other partners throughout the state to grow Conference One while supporting New Jersey’s emerging status as the hub of the American esports industry.”


The NJEDA mentions these autumn-bound initiatives are “just the beginning of the industry’s growth in New Jersey.” Individuals and companies with innovative ideas pertaining to esports are invited to contact the NJEDA directly.


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