Christie heads to Camden to promote business

Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Camden to promote bringing business to the city.

His trip on Monday comes just days after a manufacturer was awarded tax breaks that could be worth up to $260 million for moving in.

Power plant supplier Holtec International was approved for an incentive program last week by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. The company said it intends to bring 395 jobs to Camden, which is among the nation’s most impoverished cities.

The benefit to the state and local governments over 35 years is projected to be just $156,000 more than the tax credit amount.

Christie has appeared in Camden frequently touting efforts to improve the city’s schools and policing.

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