TRENTON, NJ (Mercer County) – A new law sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-24) seeks to make it easier for promoters to bring major sports and entertainment events to NJ, which he says will bolster tourism and increase revenue.
The legislation designates a major events coordinator to assist organizers with permits, licensing, and compliance with state laws and rules.
“Tourism is big business for this state, but cumbersome permitting and regulations sometimes make it challenging to bring major events here,” said Oroho. “We’ve seen the benefits of high-profile events like the Super Bowl and Wrestlemania injecting millions of dollars into the economy.”
A press released by Oroho says that the senate and assembly unanimously supported the bill in May.
Tourism is a $45 billion industry in the Garden State, providing jobs for more than a half-million workers.
By: Katie Peters