South Jersey Communities Awarded Funding for Innovation Projects

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Four South Jersey communities have been awarded state funding for new innovation projects.

Governor Phil Murphy announced that the New Jersey Economic Development Authority has awarded $100,000 each to nine communities throughout the state to advance plans to strengthen their local innovation ecosystems through the pilot round of the innovation challenge.

In South Jersey, Bridgeton, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, and Camden County were all chosen to receive funding for their projects.

Projects include creating an aviation and technical academy at the Atlantic City International Airport; developing a holistic; integrated approach to improve downtown Camden's surface transportation performance; and creating a facility in Bridgeton dedicated to development, testing, and training on the latest cutting-edge technology to make food production, processing, and packaging safer and more efficient.

To learn more about the innovation challenge visit


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