Amazon already has major locations in New Jersey and it has proven to be a great employer and good corporate citizen.
The NJ Chamber of Commerce would enthusiastically welcome Amazon's new headquarters in our state.
We would welcome with equal enthusiasm the many thousands of jobs it would create and the positive economic impact it would have on our state's economy.
Based on Amazon's stated plans and growth projections, the return on these tax incentives could be significant.
If the incentive package does not entice Amazon to select New Jersey, the NJ Chamber strongly urges state government leaders to distribute these same tax incentives to the legion of entrepreneurial, small and medium sized companies already situated in New Jersey and loyally doing business here.
We feel that the economic impact of providing these incentives would equal, if not exceed, the impact of a potential new Amazon location.
We must not forget that these companies are the backbone of New Jersey's economy and they create many of the new jobs here.
We are obligated to do everything we can to retain these businesses and provide them with the best and most dynamic platform on which to grow their companies.