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Church & Dwight, A&P receive state incentives

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Arm & Hammer manufacturer Church & Dwight and Pathmark owner A&P were among the companies awarded state incentives by the state Economic Development Authority at its meeting today.

Church & Dwight would receive $16.3 million under the Business Retention and Relocation Assistance Grant program and a sales and use tax exemption to retain 1,004 jobs in the state. This would include 514 jobs that would be moved to a new corporate headquarters in Ewing. The company would retain 240 jobs at its current headquarters in Princeton, which would be turned into a research and development center. The company is considering a move to Bucks County in Pennsylvania.


Church & Dwight previously received two Business Employment Incentive Program grants worth $2.2 million to add 133 jobs in Princeton and Lakewood.


A&P would receive $6.7 million in BRRAG and sales and use tax exemption funds to keep its global headquarters in New Jersey. The company, currently located in Montvale, is considering sites in northern New Jersey and New York’s Rockland County.


Both companies benefited from the expanded BRAGG terms that were introduced last year, beginning with the retention of Honeywell in the state.


In addition, the EDA board awarded BEIP grants to publishing technology company Data Centrum Communications Inc., which would receive $715,000 to add 80 jobs in Bergen County; mulch producer Hyponex Corp., $74,000 to add 30 jobs in Newton; cable company Mediacom Communications Corp., $5.32 million to move 250 jobs from Middletown, N.Y., to Mahwah; and steel-frame structure maker Crane Group International LLC, $1 million to add 183 jobs in Hillside instead of in Louisiana.

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