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TRENTON, NJ-Verizon, which is one of the largest employers in New Jersey, wants some company. The phone giant has just signed an agreement with the state’s Commerce and Economic Growth Commission (CEGC) under which it will spend up to $250,000 to help market the state for business development at a time when the economy in general and the real estate business in particular remain in the doldrums.

The program is Verizon’s Region of Choice initiative, and the money will go for things like A/V and CD presentations, Web site improvements and other marketing materials and efforts. The CEGC, headed by state commerce secretary Bill Whatley, is the state’s frontline agency for economic development.

“The Region of Choice initiative is a public-private partnership that will market our economy,” according to Gov. James McGreevey. “It will help us spread the word about New Jersey as a location for business.”

“By participating in this program, we will be able to maximize our efforts to create jobs and encourage investment,” according to Whatley.

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