This is exciting news for New Jersey and for Monmouth County. According to a recent Patch article, the entertainment giant Netflix is going to set up a “massive” production studio in Eatontown.
According to the Patch, “It’s official: Netflix is coming to New Jersey, where the streaming giant will open one of their biggest film studios in the world at Fort Monmouth, a long-closed U.S. Army base in Monmouth County.”
Governor Murphy is very excited about this project and was a driving force in prompting Netflix to make this move. The entertainment giant is paying $55 million for the land, which includes $3 million to relocate the FMERA offices, which currently sit on this location. In addition, the Patch reported, “In a 5 p.m. meeting Wednesday, the board members of the Fort Monmouth Economic Development Authority unanimously approved to sell 292 acres of the old Army base to the streaming giant.”