Under Tom DeGise’s direction, Hudson County has partnered with Bayonne, Jersey City, Weehawken and Harrison to encourage major development projects and corporate relocations that mean jobs for our people. Jersey City enticed the respected Wall Street giant, DTCC, to move much of its operations thanks in part to an incentive from Hudson County. Weehawken welcomed a new hotel during the recession, when development was grinding to a halt because Tom DeGise put the county’s bonding power under President Obama’s stimulus to work to help fund a needed piece of the site development.
But nowhere has Tom DeGise’s leadership in the name of jobs and development been more evident than in the Town of Harrison. The DeGise Administration constructed a 3000-space parking garage for the Harrison PATH station next to the new Red Bull Arena (RBA) and underwrote the Town’s bonds to purchase the land for the Arena, keys to getting the RBA built and bringing a professional sports team to Harrison. The Red Bull Arena has been the linchpin in the redevelopment of the Passaic Waterfront—one of the largest redevelopment efforts in the entire U.S.