Are state-aided job shifts to Camden other towns' loss? | Editorial

Another commercial office tower to house white-collar employees is headed for Camden City, and that’s good news. But a unique opportunity to see if such developments can thrive without substantial state handouts has been lost.

Last week, the state Economic Development Authority approved tax credits for an 18-story, $245 million tower to house three businesses. The most notable one — Conner Strong & Buckelew — will relocate from Evesham Township and Philadelphia. If the name’s familiar, it’s because this insurance brokerage is headed by South Jersey political power broker George Norcross III. 

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