O’Dea questions the future of Hudson County Economic Development Corp.

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story mistakenly confused the Hudson County Improvement Authority with the Hudson County Economic Development Corporation. 

District 2 Freeholder Bill O’Dea says the Hudson County Economic Development Corporation is at a crossroads where it’s time to “either reinvent who it is or go out of business.” 

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Glenn Scotland, an outside counsel for the HCIA, said the agency plans on working on veteran’s housing projects in a collaborative effort with the Hudson County Economic Development Corporation (EDC).

In response, O’Dea offered to chair a committee regarding the initiative, stating that the HCIA has a lot of work to do before building veteran’s housing is a realistic goal.

“We’re at a point where the county agency either has to reinvent who it is or go out of business,” he later stated regarding the EDC..

Furthermore, Board Chairman E. Junior Maldonado announced that the agency committee will consist of O’Dea, himself, Freeholder Anthony Vainieri (D-8) and Freeholder Gerard Balmir (D-3).

Additionally, O’Dea further elaborated on the subject in an interview with Hudson County View.