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Old 01-24-2011, 11:06 PM
 
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Gov. Christie to launch campaign encouraging Illinois businesses to relocate to N.J. | NJ.com


Must be quite bad for business in Illinois if they are considering moving to NJ which has a reputation as being very unfriendly towards business.
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:29 AM
 
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Illinois is a union state, too.

Wiki has some interesting facts about NJ. It is the most densely populated per square mile state in the nation. It is the most ethnically and religiously diverse state in the nation with the second largest Jewish, Hispanic and Muslim population and the third largest Italian and Asian population. Its total population is about 5M less than Illinois.

The 8M people who live in NJ live within 9,000 square miles whereas the Illinois population is scattered across 58,000 square miles - the majority of which live in Chicago. Illinois is also squarely in the heart of the Grain and Livestock Belt which is dominated by large farms, ranches. and prairie lands divided by rivers, state parks and heavily forested areas.

My question is what is NJ doing to put its own unemployed to work? What does it actually cost to do business in New Jersey? The 1/2% difference in business tax may well be eaten up by other unknown factors like utilities, weather and cost of rent/buy property. Most Illinois towns offer TIF to encourage new business. Does New jersey?

Caveat Emptor.
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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Gov. Christie to launch campaign encouraging Illinois businesses to relocate to N.J. | NJ.com


Must be quite bad for business in Illinois if they are considering moving to NJ which has a reputation as being very unfriendly towards business.
I don't see any evidence from that article than any companies are even considering such a move. Just because Christie wants it to happen, certainly doesn't mean it will.
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