10 Jun: Whelan Resolution Urging Dept. Of Transportation To Assign Liaison To Egg Harbor Aviation Park Approved

TRENTON – A resolution sponsored by Senator Jim Whelan which urges the State Department of Transportation (DOT) to assign a staffer to serve as liaison to the Next Generation Aviation Research and Technology Park in Egg Harbor Township was approved by the Senate today.

“The Aviation Park in Egg Harbor Township represents a needed component in the economic diversification and continued viability of the South Jersey economy,” said Senator Whelan, D-Atlantic. “Tourism will likely continue to be our chief economic engine, but if the recent global recession has taught us anything, it’s that we cannot rely on tourism alone to put our people to work. The approved NextGen Aviation Park at the FAA’s technical center in Egg Harbor will create thousands of high-paying jobs when completed, and a DOT-assigned liaison would go a long way to encourage public-private partnership and greater investment in our regional economy.”