Cities have been chasing Amazon’s HQ2 the way cities have competed to host the Olympic Games, and Newark is among the digital-age retailer’s most ardent suitors.
Newark boosters of both parties and all levels of government have put aside their partisan differences in joint pursuit of up to 50,000 jobs that Amazon promises to deliver with a second headquarters to compliment its original home office in Seattle.
Republican Gov. Chris Christie, a Newark native, endorsed the Brick City in October as the state’s entry in the Amazon competition, the winner of which is to be announced sometime in 2018. Christie joined …read more
Source: NJ.com Essex