From the Star Ledger:
It’s called “The Hub” — a redevelopment project in New Brunswick that Gov. Phil Murphy says will help realize his goal of making New Jersey a magnet for scientific and technological innovation.
Plus, he said, it will bring “lots” of new jobs to the state.
Murphy and a bevy of state, local, education, and business officials gathered Monday at Rutgers University to tout the long-planned 12-acre complex, which will mix residences, retail and research facilities.
The governor’s office referred to the project as a partnership between the state, private corporations, and Rutgers, New Jersey’s largest university.
Murphy stressed that it falls in line with his effort to “grow the darn economy” in the Garden State — especially what he calls the “innovation economy.”
The hope, he said, is “The Hub” will attract top talent and businesses in the science and tech industries, as well as start-up companies.
Murphy added this will also be an opportunity for Rutgers, which he said is already one of the nation’s best research schools, to reach “another level.”
Murphy said the project will be developed over “a couple of years,” and he was uncertain as to who will pay for it or how much it will cost.