A new law sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho makes it easier for promoters to bring major sports and entertainment events to New Jersey, bolstering tourism and increasing revenue.
A new law sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho makes it easier for promoters to bring major sports and entertainment events to NJ, bolstering tourism and increasing revenue. (©iStock)
“Tourism is big business for this state, but cumbersome permitting and regulations sometimes make it challenging to bring major events here,” said Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris). “We’ve seen the benefits of high-profile events like the Super Bowl and WrestleMania injecting millions of dollars into the economy. By cutting through the red tape, we can make New Jersey a go-to location for large-scale special events.”
The legislation (A4918/S3306), signed today by the governor, designates a major events coordinator to assist organizers with permits, licensing and compliance with state laws and rules. The bill received unanimous support in the Senate and Assembly in May.
Tourism is a $45 billion industry in the Garden State, providing jobs for more than a half-million workers.
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