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Jets pick Florham Park for new headquarters

NEWARK, N.J. (March 30, 2006) -- The New York Jets will build their new training facility and corporate headquarters in Florham Park, officials said.

"I'm gratified and excited that Florham Park will be come the future home for the New York Jets," Mayor Frank Tinari said.

The team decided on using the New Jersey site of the former Exxon headquarters after considering locations in Jersey City, Wood-Ridge, Berkeley Heights and Millburn.

As part of the deal to jointly build a new stadium at the Meadowlands with the New York Giants, the Jets agreed to move their headquarters to the Garden State from Hofstra University on Long Island.

The Jets sought land that would be easy to develop within 20 miles of the Meadowlands and Newark Liberty International Airport, yet accessible to Manhattan and near a range of housing, hotels and medical facilities.

The move from Hempstead, N.Y., is expected to generate more than $10 million each year in new taxes for New Jersey, according to the Jets.

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