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The economy of Atlantic County continues to struggle. Its unemployment ranks among the highest in the state and residential foreclosures remain the highest nationally. Casino competition from neighboring states has revealed the stark nature of our plight. 

The recent voter referendum to expand gambling outside Atlantic City, although it failed, shows us how precarious it is to stake our future on one industry.  

We applaud recent efforts to establish new industries and attract business. The progress is promising, but New Jersey’s high labor costs and restrictive regulatory environment show us that it is an uphill climb without the right tools to …read more

Source: NJ.com Gloucester

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