Urban Enterprise Zone Program to be Cut
February 25, 2011 1 Comment
By Marie DeNoia Aronsohn
Should the UEZ Program, a state downtown redevelopment initiative, be continued? A Christie administration report recommends ending the 28-year old Urban Enterprise Zone program. The report, by the New Jersey Institute of Technology and outside consultants, finds the program is costly and “bureaucratically cumbersome.” However, at least two Democrats in the legislature, and several urban officials, say the UEZ is vital to many downtown districts and should be saved.
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