State of New Jersey

Governor Phil Murphy

Statement by Governor Murphy on Amazon HQ2 Announcement

“Regardless of today's announcement, Newark is undoubtedly stronger and has benefitted tremendously from the spotlight it has been under for more than a year. New business inquiries are up significantly. Because of our collaborative, all-in effort, now everyone knows that not only is Newark a city on the rise, but that New Jersey’s cities have the tools to be homes for leaders in the global innovation-driven economy.

“We are investing again in our people and our infrastructure. We are on the radar of more companies that prize top-tier talent, a diverse workforce, strong communities, and unparalleled access to the world's largest markets. We have a new spirit and a comprehensive new plan focused on building both a stronger and fairer economic future and thriving cities and communities.

“Newark and New Jersey may not be getting HQ2, but our proximity to Queens means we’re certainly going to benefit.”

 

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