Jersey City, NJ
First as a councilman, and now as a Mayor, Steve Fulop has been committed to developing and implementing smart policy which stimulates economic growth but also helps provide a hand up to those who need it. A lot of people say that’s impossible, that you have to choose between policy which helps grow business and policy which helps those in need. But Mayor Fulop believes you can have both, and they’re doing both in Jersey city.
Under Mayor Fulop’s leadership, Jersey City launched policy initiatives which look to create broad-based prosperity and growth, giving working families a chance at upward mobility, with the first New Jersey mandatory earned sick leave law. We’re giving those who have made the wrong choices in their past an opportunity to change their personal narrative with a nationally recognized prison reentry program. Mayor Fulop is working to spread the benefits of real estate development to all neighborhoods in Jersey city, especially those which are struggling. To accomplish this he implemented a tiered tax abatement policy, which offers incentives for building in target areas.
These and other socially conscious policies, coupled with a fast growing economy and population, have contributed towards Jersey City having the lowest unemployment of any big city in the state, and its outpacing New Jersey and the United States in recovering jobs.