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Caren Franzini

Company: NJ Economic Development Authority
Location: NJ
Industry: Financial,Government

Biography:
Ms. Franzini has served as Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) since January 1994. The EDA is a state agency that serves as New Jersey's "bank for business" by financing small- and mid-sized businesses, administering tax incentives to retain and grow jobs, revitalizing communities through redevelopment initiatives, and supporting entrepreneurial development by providing access to training and mentoring programs. She joined the Authority in March 1991 as Deputy Director.

Prior to joining the Authority, Ms. Franzini was an Assistant State Treasurer with the New Jersey Department of the Treasury. Before that, she was employed in the Finance Division of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and with Public Financial Management.

Ms. Franzini holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.