A large Brooklyn-based publishing company is expanding into New Jersey with the planned acquisition of a 256,000-square-foot building in Rahway, thanks in large part to a 10-year, $8.25 million tax credit package from the state Economic Development Authority.
Business as usual is just not possible anymore. New Jersey’s underperforming economy, bloated public sector spending and rising cost of living, along with Congress’s decision to reduce the state and local tax deduction, are forcing our collective hands to do better. There is no better place to start than at home in our local municipalities and school districts, where consolidations and sharing of services can produce both real financial savings and better outcomes. Simultaneously, state and county governments need to do likewise. Taxpaying businesses and residents deserve accountability, and this may require audits of how and where every dollar of taxpayer money is being spent.
Office buildings within the state’s transit hub market record lower vacancy rates and higher rents compared to suburban spaces, according to JLL’s annual research report. Companies continue to pursue office space in proximity to walkable amenity-rich areas and with access to mass-transit options for their workforces and clients.
E-Trade Financial Corp. could be in line to expand its footprint on the Jersey City waterfront, following the approval Tuesday of a 10-year, $20.1 million tax credit package by the state Economic Development Authority.