Camden waterfront continues to expand with addition of American Water building

David Madden
December 05, 2018 - 4:00 am
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CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Camden’s waterfront resurgence continues with the grand opening of another major employer’s new headquarters along the banks of the Delaware River. 

American Water’s new offices are just the latest installment in a program that used tax credits issued by the Christie administration to lure businesses to Camden. 

More than 600 people will work in the building, most consolidated from four other offices throughout South Jersey. 

But corporate CEO Susan Story said more than 40 new hires are working in technology positions.

"We actually had technology fairs in Camden," said Story. "Our human resources talent development organization is partnering up with Camden Works and we're looking at different ways that we can get involved there."

The company is also committing $200,000 to Camden’s schools to open a STEM lab at Woodrow Wilson High School. 

American Water joins organizations like Subaru and the 76ers in opening facilities along the waterfront.