Settling infrastructure issues is key to economic prosperity

Medica, Gualberto "Gil"
October 2010
njbiz;10/11/2010, Vol. 23 Issue 41, p15
The article discusses the role of infrastructure in helping New Jersey attain economic prosperity. It notes that the state's world-class transportation system is one of the key factors of its economic success. It cites the Port of New York and New Jersey which is the source of some 270,000 jobs and generates 100 billion dollars in trade as well as billions of dollars in personal and business income and federal, state and local tax revenues. It cites the possible economic consequences of not addressing the Bayonne Bridge clearance issue.


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