Lt. Governor Participates in Campbell Soup Company’s Grand Opening in Camden, New Jersey

  • Thursday, June 10, 2010
Trenton, NJ - Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno joins Campbell Soup Company executives to celebrate the grand opening of the Campbell Employee Center, an 80,000-square foot addition to their world headquarters in Camden, New Jersey. 

The multi-agency collaboration between the Economic Development Authority, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Community Affairs, the Department of Transportation, and local government represents an investment of approximately $23 million in the area infrastructure to improve roads, as well as water and sewer upgrades. The Campbell's expansion will invest up to $93 million in the project, which includes the new building, ongoing enhancements to existing Campbell facilities and its 40-acre campus, and the acquisition of land for future redevelopment. The expansion project will support approximately 192 construction jobs.

"I am proud that Campbell Soup Company has called New Jersey home for almost 150 years.  This project demonstrates the importance of public-private partnerships," said Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno.  "Governor Christie and I are continuing to focus on making New Jersey a home for growth by enhancing New Jersey's business climate, streamlining our regulatory process and advancing pro-business initiatives."

Campbell's President and CEO Douglas R. Conant said, "The completion of this building is the result of a partnership between Campbell, the State of New Jersey, Camden County and the city of Camden. It is a testament to the years of hard work by teams of people committed to a common purpose and determined to overcome whatever obstacles that may stand in the way."

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