New Jersey Revised Statutes § 40:55b-2 - Legislative Finding; Purpose Of Chapter

40:55B-2. Legislative finding; purpose of chapter
It is hereby found and declared as follows:

a. That unless many municipalities are to accept decadence and obsolescence as their inevitable lot, they must thoroughly analyze their position in the industrial structure of the country and then completely mobilize their potential resources for efficient manufacture; that the location of industry today is more and more the result of an impartial, scientific study of basic economic conditions; that one of the basic difficulties of many of the municipalities of this state is that they do not know themselves; that they have little appreciation of either their economic strength or their economic weakness; that they have never studied impartially either the economic advantages or the economic disadvantages of their own peculiar geographic position; that there had been an abundance of publicity campaigns and boosting campaigns founded upon superficial generalities and not well designed to enlighten the prospective manufacturer; that a frank inventory of the industrial life of New Jersey communities as a deliberate and sober inquiry of scientific character is necessary to ascertain their real needs and to determine their potential resources for efficient manufacture with a constructive program for sustained and selective growth and a long term policy of industrial rehabilitation and development is necessary.

b. That there are now many thousands of unemployed persons within the state of New Jersey, who, if profitably employed, would create annual pay rolls of millions of dollars; that the re-employment of the present unemployed would quicken and improve social conditions.

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