Luxury automaker Mercedes Benz will relocate its American headquarters in North Jersey to Atlanta, Georgia.
The loss has some New Jersey Republican leaders calling lower taxes to help attract and retain companies.
Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, whose district includes Montvale, where Mercedes has its offices, says the state’s incentives for businesses to move or stay here are helping cities but are not doing as much for Bergen County.
She says there need to be bigger changes to the tax system to keep companies from moving.
Gov. Chris Christie’s spokesman made similar comments Tuesday after Mercedes announced it was putting its headquarters in Atlanta.
Bergen County, next to New York City, has the highest property tax bills in the state. But it gets back far less than most counties in school aid.