Gov. Christie keeps Church & Dwight company in New Jersey

    With credit to N.J. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, Church & Dwight — makers of First Response pregnancy tests and Trojan condoms — is staying in New Jersey, reports.

    The company planned on moving to Pennsylvania, taking 750 jobs with it. Instead, it will be moving its headquarters from Princeton Borough to Ewing.

    “Their decision to stay here is a clear sign, a clear sign to everyone in New Jersey that we’ve begun to make a comeback,” Gov. Chris Christie said.

    Church & Dwight was given $13.5 million in assistance from the state, benefiting from Business Retention and Relocation Assistance Grants. The BRRAG keeps companies in the state by rewarding per-job retention rate, requiring that the companies make investments in the state.

    Christie’s next move is to change the personal income tax, to have the people working for Church & Dwight to live in the state of New Jersey.

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