If approved, the NESE project would bring numerous economic benefits to the region. Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy found that the design and construction of NESE would create approximately 2,400 jobs in the state. Additionally, it would add nearly $240 million in economic activity to New Jersey, with $16 million in new state and local tax revenue.
These numbers cannot be taken lightly. The NESE project will also provide thousands of high-wage jobs for New Jerseyans. Opportunities that create this many jobs, provide this much economic growth to the region, and upgrade the state’s infrastructure all in one are rare. This project can be a lifeline for hard-working New Jerseyans like our members, who stand ready with required, specialized training to handle these types of complex infrastructure projects.