Budget Chairwoman Cheers Newark Making HQ Final 20
(NEWARK) – Assembly Budget Chairwoman Eliana Pintor Marin (D-Essex) released the following statement Thursday after Amazon announced Newark was among the 20 finalists for its new headquarters:
“I’m very excited to see that Newark remains under consideration for Amazon’s new headquarters.
“Amazon received proposals from 238 locations, so to have Newark rank among the final 20 is great news.
“I remain confident that Amazon, when it takes a close look at each finalist, will realize the Newark has everything it needs. It’s the focal point of a massive economic region, featuring a burgeoning technology center, the nation’s fastest Internet, world-class transportation infrastructure, renowned higher education facilities, an amazing culture and history and a diverse and talented workforce. No place in America offers the great potential that Newark does for Amazon.
“Newark is the ideal location, and New Jersey’s recently approved incentive package will ensure economic development, innovation and job creation for years to come.