- Associated Press - Saturday, April 6, 2019

CARNEYS POINT TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Officials say a large warehouse complex could mean as many as 500 jobs for a rural New Jersey town located in the state’s least populous county.

NJ.com reports that a deal for the 1.284 million-square-foot warehouse complex planned in Carneys Point Township was signed at the end of last month.

The warehouse will be close to the McLane Distribution Center, a Wawa fulfillment center that has already been expanded multiple times.

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New Jersey-based Arbok Partners and Panattoni Development Company will be building the warehouse, which will be minutes from the New Jersey Turnpike.

The township is in Salem County, which struggles with high unemployment and low household income. Carneys Point is one of two opportunity zones in the county, a designation aimed at encouraging development and economic opportunities.

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