Camden, N.J. companies have received over $1.5 billion in economic development subsidies, public money meant to create jobs and improve communities. Residents have a simple question for the recipient companies: How many of the jobs are being filled by local residents? A local coalition, Camden We Chose, has banded together to force the City Council to answer that question.
“What we heard from the community while canvassing is that people are fed up with applying for jobs here in Camden and not hearing back, as well as the fact that these tax breaks have gone to those corporations,” Camden We Chose co-chair Ransha Dickerson told Inequality.org. “And they haven’t felt any of the benefits from it.”
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