Newark, N.J. – Panasonic
is expected to announce the move of its headquarters from Secaucus to this New
Jersey city tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. at 1 Riverfront Center.
According to a media
invitation there will be plenty of Newark and Panasonic dignitaries in
attendance: Mayor Cory A. Booker, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, Panasonic
Corporation of North America CEO Joseph M. Taylor, Members of the Newark
Municipal Council, Deputy Mayor for Economic and Housing Development Stefan
Pryor, among others.
for a new headquarters right after CES in January and
the reported contenders were Atlanta, Brooklyn, N.Y. and Chicago, among others.
According to a report earlier today on
not everyone in New Jersey is happy with the decision. A $102 million state
Urban Transit Hub credit was crucial in having Panasonic remain in the state. Secaucus
Mayor Michael Gonnelli was quoted by NJ.com that he doesn’t think the credit
should “hurt one town to help another town.” And Panasonic’s Secaucus landlord,
Hartz Mountain Industries, is challenging the move.