"Newark has what Amazon is looking for," said Mayor Ras J. Baraka in The New York Times

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Date: 
Monday, October 16, 2017
Location: 
Newark, NJ

The New York Times

"We have exactly what Amazon is looking for, in terms of expanding their company in a city that will help them grow and where it would have real social impact," said Mayor Ras J. Baraka in an interview. "Newark is an opportunity to make a real statement, about what they're trying to accomplish in the United States in the age of Trump."

On Monday afternoon, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Senator Cory A. Booker, the former Newark mayor, joined Mr. Baraka at Rutgers Business School, which shares its building in the city with Audible Inc., whose 1,000 employees produce and sell audio entertainment and which is owned by Amazon, to announce that Newark is the state’s official bid in the headquarters race.

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