NJPP’s Jon Whiten on Camden Economic Development

Will surge in corporate tax breaks have a lasting impact on the city's residents?

Published on May 2, 2017 in Economic Justice, Tax and Budget

Last Thursday, NJPP Vice President Jon Whiten took part in a community forum hosted by NJTV about economic development in Camden, where he questioned if the recent surge in tax breaks for big corporations will really have a lasting impact on the city’s residents and small businesses.

“Seventy-one percent of those jobs already exist either in the Camden suburbs or in Philadelphia and are already filled by people who are just going to continue to fill them here in Camden,” he said. “So that’s a big problem. It’s great to have jobs in a city, but it’s even better to have people in the city having jobs.”

Full video of the forum is below:

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