The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board recently announced the approval of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Stockton University. As a result, the NJEDA will provide $200K in funding to help the university establish an esports Innovation Center at the school’s Atlantic City campus.
“Atlantic City has always been a top destination for entertainment in New Jersey, so establishing the city as an epicenter of the growing esports industry is a logical and exciting step forward,” said Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver. “The esports Innovation Center at Stockton University is an innovative project that will work in tandem with our ongoing revitalization and job creation efforts to help pave the way for equitable and lasting economic growth in Atlantic City. I’m excited to see the NJEDA partner with Stockton University to bring the Center to life.”
Stockton University is a public school located in Galloway Township, New Jersey. It is part of New Jersey’s system of higher education. According to USNews, there are almost 8,900 students enrolled at the college.