Governor Phil Murphy

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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.”