New Jersey’s Casino Reinvestment Development Authority endorsed plans for an aviation research center in Atlantic County on June 16, opening the door for funding support from Atlantic City casinos, the Press of Atlantic City reported on June 17.
The new NextGen Aviation Research and Technology Park is expected to create some 2,000 jobs at a 400,000-square-foot site next to the Federal Aviation Administration‘s William J. Hughes Technical Center, the newspaper said.
The state’s Casino Reinvestment Development Authority gave preliminary approval for the project and will decide later on how much casino reinvestment money under its control will be used to support the aviation park’s development. No figures were announced in a CRDA press release.
CRDA is part of a consortium of county, state and federal agencies working with the aviation center. Aviation projects will include research on new air-traffic-control systems to make airline travel more efficient.
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