Teaching Case - New Jersey Growth Policy (A)

New Jersey Growth Policy (A)


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    In 1978 Governor Brendan Byrne began his second term by making the revitalization of New Jersey's decaying cities a top priority of his administration. This case examines attempts by the Byrne administration to put together an economic development strategy, focusing specifically on the proposal to create a free trade zone in Mount Olive Township. Part A provides a vehicle for discussing several issues surrounding economic growth policy: the process for developing such a policy, the tools for implementing it (taxation, public investment, regulation), and the means for managing it. Part B raises questions having to do with the state's leverage with developers, and provides the basis for mock in-class bargaining. The key question raised by the case is whether a state should put obstacles in the way of development in certain areas in order to divert development to others.

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    Publication Date: January 01, 1981
    HKS Case Number: 353.0
    Case Author: Charles Kireker
    Faculty Lead: Michael Dukakis
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 39
    Setting: United States
    Language: English
    _year: Older than 2000
    _pages: 25+
    _geography: US & Canada
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