Booker Touts Newark’s Start-Up Potential

Booker Talks Newark’s Dark Fiber, Startups and Gov. 2.0 at TechVoice Breakfast

Booker explained that when Newark builds market-based housing, many residents who buy are “net” new residents of the state. He added that New Yorkers have told him they can go to a hip place [in Newark] with restaurants, sports events, galleries and concerts and “can also buy a house for the cost of a doorknob in New York City.

“And if I need to go into New York [for business, a concert, a show or dinner], I can beat my friends who live on the Upper East Side.” He said he believes Newark has the competitive advantage due to its position as a transportation hub.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.