New Jersey Governor Says New York’s Amazon Loss Should Be Newark’s Gain

(Bloomberg) -- New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy urged Inc. to reconsider Newark as a headquarters location after the company said it was pulling out of a plan to build in New York City.

“After learning of the decision to pull out of their chosen location, I contacted Amazon and City of Newark stakeholders directly, continuing a constant dialogue that predates my time as governor,” Murphy, a first-term Democrat, said in a statement. “New Jersey is open for business, and now more than ever, Newark is the clear choice as the next presence for Amazon corporate offices. Amazon now has the opportunity to join in Newark’s story of a city on the rise.”

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