Since 1983, businesses like Millville’s collapsed Levoy Theater and Cumberland County’s new Landis Theater have been able to charge customers half of the state’s sales tax and keep the revenue for funding to market the area. But N.J. Gov. Chris Christie’s budget proposal could cut funding from the Urban Enterprise Zone plan.
As the News of Cumberland County reports, Sen. Jeff Van Drew (D, 1st) is speaking out against the potential $90 million in funding cuts that Christie would channel to the state budget. Thirty-seven UEZ municipalities are in the state, and have created more than 7,000 jobs in Vineland and Millville alone.