During the past twenty years, the world has experienced phenomenal growth in the realm of hospitality. The need for well-trained managers in this vast and diverse field has never been greater. In response to this growth, CCM strives to prepare hospitality professionals for the 21st Century. The Hospitality Industry and Tourism in New Jersey grew 3.8% in 2014 to reach $42.1 billion. This revenue directly and indirectly supported 466,442 jobs and 16 billion dollars of wages in New Jersey, as reported at the New Jersey Travel Associationâ€™s Governorâ€™s Conference on Tourism. Restaurants are a driving force in New Jerseyâ€™s economy. They provide jobs and build careers for thousands of New Jersey residents. With 980,000 locations serving millions of guests per day, the restaurant industry in the U.S. generates $660.5 billion in sales and employs 10 percent of the U.S. workforce. In New Jersey that means 318,200 jobs and in 2,023 restaurants in the state are projected to employ 337,800 people (6.2 percent job growth â€” or 19,600 jobs over 2013). Successful corporations actively recruit hospitality graduates because they represent an excellent investment. Their credentials rest upon a strong foundation of business studies and they possess both technical skills and practical experience in the Hospitality Industry.