REPORT SHOWS DRAMATIC RESULTS FROM STATE INVESTMENT IN CAMDEN
Media continues to issue analysis on report showing Camden's gains over past several years
In case you missed it, a new report from a Philadelphia-based consulting firm hired by Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors proves just how effective the $1.4 billion public investment in Camden has been over the past five years. The report shows that the city has its lowest unemployment rate in nearly three decades at 7.9 percent -- and leaders expect to add another 5,000 jobs based on the continued economic growth. For more, please keep reading the latest story on the report from TapInto.net below.
REPORT MAKES CASE FOR STATE INVESTMENT IN CAMDEN, SEES PUBLIC HEALTH BENEFITS
TapInto.Net; January 22, 2019
As New Jersey’s tax-incentive programs come under increasing scrutiny, a consulting firm underlines critical value to struggling city of $1.4 billion public investment.
After five decades of decline, Camden is experiencing a renaissance thanks to a combination of major public and private investment. And a new report makes the case that the resulting job growth, public safety gains and advancements in education will also lead to better public health.
The report, from a Philadelphia-based firm of consultants hired by the Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors, examines the impact of some $2.5 billion in investment on the South Jersey city, once the nation’s poorest, over the past five years.