17 Aug: Lesniak Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Bill Signed

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Raymond J. Lesniak which would set up the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority to oversee the transition to civilian use of the fort’s property was signed into law today by Governor Christie.

“This new law represents the next phase in the transition of Fort Monmouth from military base to economic powerhouse of eastern Monmouth County,” said Senator Lesniak, D-Union. “There’s no question that the fort has been an integral part of the Monmouth County economy for years, contributing not only cutting-edge technology to our country’s military efforts oversees, but also contributing millions of dollars to local businesses and employing thousands of military and civilian employees. This law sets the stage for the future of the communities hosting Fort Monmouth, to make sure we capitalize on this opportunity to expand Monmouth County’s economy.”