NJ BIZ reports: New Jersey continues to expand its support for in-state businesses engaged in international trade and also provides economic and structural support for foreign business seeking to conduct business in the United States. On Monday, the Christie Administration announced the creation of its Office of International Development and Protocol. In announcing the new office, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno promoted New Jersey support of innovation and technology, its proximity to global businesses, its access to world markets and its highly trained workforce. In particular, New Jersey will focus its outreach efforts to its top investor nations – Germany, Switzerland, Japan, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Canada – and also countries where New Jersey enjoys rich business and cultural relationships, such as Taiwan, India, Korea and Israel. If you are a New Jersey business looking to conduct trade abroad or are a foreign business located in one of the noted countries, New Jersey offers support for you.