Gov. Chris Christie and other state, regional and local officials praised what they called the beginning of a state-wide economic recovery at a ribbon cutting ceremony opening a Boeing aircraft modification facility at Millville Municipal Airport. Officials ranging from Millville Mayor Tim Shannon to state Senate President Steve Sweeney heralded the new Boeing facility as a major development, not only for a struggling state, but also for Cumberland County, which is currently wallowing in 13 percent unemployment. Elected officials from across the county have stated the program will bring 100 new jobs to the area. Boeing in February approved a deal with the Delaware River & Bay Authority to lease two hangars at Millville Municipal Airport for four years, with the option of four additional years, to perform modification work on CH-47F Chinook helicopters.