Murphy on EDA Jobs Report: ‘What We Have Said All Along’

Governor Phil Murphy

Governor Phil Murphy this afternoon released a statement in reaction to the state Economic Development Authority (EDA) report on how tax incentivized construction jobs impacted the residents of Camden County and Camden City.

“These numbers speak to what we have said all along – that any incentive program must contain assurances that awards will benefit not just large companies, but also local residents and the communities in which they live,” Murphy said.

“The EDA is working to compile similar numbers for the permanent jobs provided by GROW NJ recipients,” the governor added. “I’m hopeful the companies will provide that data as soon as possible so we can better determine what benefits local residents have received from our significant investments.

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