Message from the Institute Coordinator

In this issue, LIGHT takes a look back at the challenges of 2020 and forward to the opportunities of 2021. 

From experts in the field we hear stories of innovation and hope for the future. The challenges of 2020 had a significant impact on the regional economy including the gaming hospitality and tourism industries, but, as noted by Dr. Cooke in his 'Atlantic City Economic Update,' national indicators suggest we will see a strong Summer 2021.  

The Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism (LIGHT), as part of the School of Business at Stockton University, supports the local community by providing the most recent, accurate and relevant data available on issues affecting the gaming, hospitality & tourism industries. LIGHT identifies emerging trends and connects industry leaders with knowledge to guide their decision making.

LIGHT’s experts, drawn from a broad range of disciplines, focus their skills on issues impacting industry stakeholders in the Atlantic County region and throughout the state of New Jersey. They examine the impacts of changing market dynamics and advise on best practices to meet new and unprecedented challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

LIGHT-sponsored events, such as the 13th annual Jersey Shorecast underscore the institute’s commitment to providing opportunities for members of the public to actively participate in conversations about issues currently affecting their livelihoods.

Jane Bokunewicz

Jane Bokunewicz, Institute Coordinator