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New Jersey Business Leaders Lay Out Plans to Transform the Meadowlands

by Associated Press
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New Jersey's Meadowlands complex could become the state's next entertainment district.

  CARLSTADT, N.J. (AP) - Casinos, hotels, a convention center and a monorail at New Jersey's Meadowlands?
 
   That's the plan business leaders laid out Tuesday to transform the area into a multi-venue entertainment district.
 
   Jim Kirkos, head of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce, says the goal isn't to build a new Atlantic City. He and others say the upside is huge, given the millions of people within a short drive.
 
   They also point to the restarting of the American Dream megamall project and the transformation of Meadowlands Racetrack as signs that the complex is on the rebound.
 
   There has been more talk of allowing casino gambling outside of Atlantic City recently. On Tuesday a state senator said he'll push for a constitutional amendment to allow slot machines at the state's horse racing tracks.

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