US spends $2.7M to keep Campbell in Camden

June 5, 2009 6:34:36 AM PDT
The federal government is chipping in on a project to redevelop a part of Camden around the Campbell Soup Co. headquarters.

U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews said Friday that the U.S. Economic Development Administration is paying $2.7 million toward constructing sewer lines for the project.

City, county, state and federal governments had already agreed to pay more than $15 million for the project.

Campbell is expanding its headquarters as part of a broader redevelopment project it's undertaken in the city where the company was founded in 1869.

The company is planning to put up an office park near its headquarters and attract other companies into the area.

Campbell is spending $90 million on its headquarters expansion.

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