HACKENSACK, NJ-The Bergen County Board ofFreeholders unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesdayevening supporting the proposed LG Electronics'new headquarters project in Englewood Cliffs.

A mostly pro-LG contingent packed the public hearing here. TheBoard adopted the resolution after more than two hours of publiccomment both for and against the project. Preservationists arguedthat the headquarters is too large and will obstruct views of thePalisades. Supporters of the $300-million project cited the neededjobs the new headquarters will bring to Bergen County.

"The support of the Bergen County Freeholders underscores thesignificant impact of the LG project on our county and our state,"stated I.D. Kim, the LG Electronics USA vice president overseeingthe project in a press release. "This project will create andretain thousands of jobs in Bergen County, and it's expected to bethe largest LEED Platinum project in the state."

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John Jordan

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