NJ Governor Murphy Names Evan Weiss Senior Advisor for Public Finance

Tuesday, Governor Phil Murphy named Evan Weiss Senior Advisor for Public Finance. Weiss, an expert in public finance and economic development, has been hired by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. Weiss is on mobility from the EDA to the Governor’s Office, where he will report to Deputy Chief of Staff for Economic Growth Joe Kelley and Chief Policy Advisor Kathleen Frangione.

“Hiring Evan from the private sector is a major step in achieving the kind of economic prosperity and job growth we envision,” said Governor Murphy. “Evan’s experience creating effective and lucrative partnerships between public and private entities, as well as his expertise in tax incentives and Opportunity Zones, will serve New Jersey well as we move into the next phase of economic development.”

Weiss will focus his time on finding creative solutions to New Jersey’s most pressing economic and community development problems, including financing affordable housing and water infrastructure, leveraging Opportunity Zones, and collaborating with hospitals and universities.