Congressman: Reinvent Newark With Amazon – And $5B Investment | Opinion
Congressman: Reinvent Newark with Amazon – and $5B investment | Opinion
By Donald M. Payne, Jr.
This summer marked the 50th anniversary of the Newark riots. To many, that’s the beginning and end of our story. I know better.
Newark and Newarkers are tirelessly fighting to rejuvenate the city’s economy, reinvest in our neighborhoods, and reinvent our city. Progress has been slower than hoped, but undeniably steady.
Newark is ready for its next big step.
On Sept. 7, Amazon launched a search for its second headquarters. The project is expected to come with $5 billion of investment into the selected city and bring up to 50,000 high-paying jobs. Newark and New Jersey are uniquely …