As a former teacher, Tom DeGise understands the power of education to propel young people toward dreams they never thought they could achieve. As County Executive, he has made investing county educational institutions a priority. Consider: Hudson County Community College has undergone over $200 million in new expansion during Tom DeGise’s Administration as County Executive. Those funds have underwritten the construction of the College’s new, nationally accredited Culinary Arts Center in Jersey City, a new North Hudson Campus over the Light Rail Stop at 48th Street in Union City, a new Library Media Center & Academic Building at the main campus near Journal Square and an array of renovations to existing college buildings.
The result has been a spectacular increase in enrollment and a wave of new graduates armed with the kinds of 21st century skills needed to take the first step on the ladder of success.
Today Hudson is growing faster than any other county in New Jersey, leading in the way in employment growth and new housing starts. With wage growth rising and new business development on the same upward path, its clear that Hudson County is on the right track with Tom DeGise at the helm.