Governor signs Dancer bill creating new state logo choices for manufacturers

Governor signs Dancer bill creating new state logo choices for manufacturers

Ron Dancer

TRENTON, N.J. – Manufacturers will have new options when denoting their goods are New Jersey made.

Today, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill that gives manufacturers three new alternatives for stating a product is made in the state.

“New Jersey is rightly known as the Garden State. But we’re so much more than that,” Dancer (R-Ocean) said. “We have a strong and growing manufacturing sector, and these new options reflect that.”

Dancer’s bill (A2765/S1838) establishes the phrases “Made in New Jersey,” “Made in NJ,” or “MINJ” as allowable for a state logo on goods produced in the state. The law previously allowed manufacturers to use “New Jersey-Made” or “NJ-Made.”

The State Department will coordinate with the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc., to develop and designate that official state logo. The logo will be available online when completed.

The bill passed the Assembly 74-0 back in July 2020.