Mayors group ‘at no time … called for the elimination of NJEDA’

By Anjalee Khemlani
Atlantic City | Nov 15, 2017 at 9:34 pm

The New Jersey Urban Mayors Association released a report Wednesday including a list of recommendations for the incoming governor.

In response to an article on ROI-NJ.com, the association clarified that it is not seeking the elimination of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

“The New Jersey Urban Mayors Association at no time during their policy breakfast called for the elimination of NJEDA,” the group said in a statement.

“The article grossly misrepresents the report and the goals of the NJUMA, which simply supports equity among all New Jersey cities by ensuring the fair, metrics-driven and depoliticized distribution of economic incentives across the state.

“Our association has always looked upon the NJEDA as a critical partner in strengthening economic development in our cities.”

Anjalee Khemlani | akhemlani@roi-nj.com | AnjKhem