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New Jersey Statutes Title 52. State Government, Departments and Officers 52 § 27H-72

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a. In designating eligible areas as enterprise zones, the authority shall accord preference to zone development plans which:

(1) Have the greatest potential for success in stimulating primarily new economic activity in the area;

(2) Are designed to address the greatest degree of urban distress, as measured by existing levels of unemployment, poverty, and property tax arrearages;

(3) Demonstrate the most substantial and reliable commitments of resources by zone businesses, zone neighborhood associations, voluntary community organizations and other private entities to the economic success of the zone;

(4) Demonstrate the most substantial effort and commitment by the municipality to encourage economic activity in the area and to remove disincentives for job creation compatible with the fiscal condition of the municipality.

b. In addition to the considerations set forth in subsection a. of this section, the authority in evaluating a zone development plan for designation purposes shall consider:

(1) The likelihood of attracting federal assistance to projects in the eligible area, and of obtaining federal designation of the area as an enterprise zone for federal tax purposes;

(2) The adverse or beneficial effects of an enterprise zone located at the proposed area upon economic development activities or projects of State or other public agencies which are in operation, or are approved for operation, in the qualifying municipality;

(3) The degree of commitment made by public and private entities to utilize minority contractors and assure equal opportunities for employment in connection with any construction or reconstruction to be undertaken in the eligible area;

(4) The impact of the zone development plan upon the social, natural and historic environment of the eligible area;

(5) The degree to which the implementation of the plan involves the relocation of residents from the eligible area, and the adequacy of commitments and provisions with respect thereto.

Cite this article: - New Jersey Statutes Title 52. State Government, Departments and Officers 52 § 27H-72 - last updated February 19, 2021 |

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