Critics question benefits of 76ers, Holtec projects in Camden

 When officials announced plans recently for a massive factory in Camden’s gritty port district, cheers erupted from an enthusiastic crowd of executives and elected officials.

But the reaction was more restrained from another group — academics and activists concerned over generous tax breaks for firms building in Camden.

Holtec International Inc., an Evesham firm that plans to make nuclear-power equipment in Camden, will receive $260 million in state aid under a deal approved this month by the state Economic Development Authority.

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