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Pitch perfect: How Murphy’s personal appeal, cadre of incentive packages and push from higher ed helped N.J. land HAX


Murphy met with SOSV founder and Managing Partner Sean O’Sullivan in July in Newark — not only touting Newark and its high-speed internet as an ideal tech hub, but the number of incentive programs the state was putting in place to grow the innovation economy Murphy has talked about since his first campaign speech.

Tim Sullivan, the CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, said he feels the personal pitch from the governor was a big reason why New Jersey won out. SOSV announced Wednesday morning that it is coming to Newark — and doing so in a deal where it is committed to finding and developing 100 companies in the next five years.

Read the full article here, originally published by ROI-NJ on September 16, 2021.