Reflecting the Governor’s unprecedented commitment to Atlantic City’s revitalization as well as his strong record of support for job creators, the Greater Atlantic City Chamber Of Commerce today endorsed Governor Christie for reelection. The AC Chamber joins the growing coalition of support from business leaders throughout New Jersey to stand with the Governor in this campaign.

“Our organization does not usually get involved in the Governor’s race, but for four years Chris Christie has stood with Atlantic City and its businesses, and today we enthusiastically stand with him,” Victor Nappen, Chairperson of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber Of Commerce said. “The Governor, through his strong leadership and focus on finding bipartisan solutions has proven his commitment to revitalizing Atlantic City and to helping small businesses across New Jersey grow. Our city has never had a stronger partner in the Governor’s office, and we look forward to working with Governor Christie for another four years in guiding Atlantic City’s rebirth.”

For nearly a century, the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce has been the voice of business owners across Atlantic City.

“A revitalized, vibrant Atlantic City is an important element in helping our state’s economy grow and has been a top priority of my administration,” Governor Christie said. “Atlantic City’s small business leaders have been and will continue to be critical partners as we work toward restoring Atlantic City as a premiere resort destination. I thank the Chamber and its members for their commitment to their city and to our state, and I am proud to have their support.”

Since taking office, Governor Christie has been committed to giving small businesses across New Jersey the support they need to grow and create jobs, as well as restoring Atlantic City as a premiere vacation destination.

Governor Christie has received broad support from New Jersey’s business community, including leading business advocacy organizations, and hundreds of individual small businesses and minority-owned businesses.  The Governor has been endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the New Jersey Food Council, the heads of the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, the Essex County Latino-American Chamber of Commerce, the Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce Foundation of Essex County, and the Indian Business Association.

Supporting Small Businesses:

[list type=”ul” style=”5″]142,400 Private-Sector Jobs: Since Governor Christie took office, New Jersey is on pace for four consecutive years of private-sector job growth. 2012 was the best year of private-sector job growth in New Jersey in more than a decade.^$2.32 Billion in Targeted, Job-Creating Business Tax Cuts: In 2011, Governor Christie secured bipartisan passage of these overdue reforms including long-awaited changes to incentivize business retention and location in New Jersey^Bipartisan Job-Creation Legislation: Governor Christie signed into law the Economic Opportunity Act which streamlines New Jersey’s economic development incentive programs and eases requirements for aid to small business.^The New Jersey Partnership For Action: The centerpiece of the administration’s economic development agenda, the Partnership is comprised of three interconnected and highly-focused organizations to create a “one-stop” shop for business.[/list]

Revitalizing Atlantic City:

[list type=”ul” style=”5″]Atlantic City Tourism District: Launched in April 2011, the district is an area in which the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority is authorized to facilitate development by assuming planning, zoning and other land use functions.^Public Safety Task Force And Increased Police Presence In The Tourism District: This task force will focus efforts to ensure the safety of the entire city including the Tourism District.^Implementation Of Internet Gaming: In February 2013, Governor Christie signed Internet gaming into law. The Governor’s careful adoption of this law builds upon efforts to revive Atlantic City, protect and grow its tourism base and create jobs.^Fighting For Sports Betting. Governor Christie has supported a constitutional amendment to allow sports wagering in New Jersey and his administration is currently fighting in federal court to make it a reality.^Welcoming back the Miss America Pageant to the Atlantic City Boardwalk.[/list]