Business Report: Stimulus payments, wind turbines, transport for health care workers

Eligible taxpayers will start receiving $600 stimulus payments next week

Your bank account may get a little boost next week. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told CNBC that some taxpayers will be receiving their $600 stimulus payments next week. As part of the new economic relief package approved by Congress, everyone is supposed to get their payment by mid-January. The IRS says it will be able to process payments faster this time around. The $600 is half of what was delivered in the first round of stimulus payments. Higher-income residents will see that figure reduced or may not receive a check at all.

A new offshore wind manufacturing facility is planned for the Paulsboro Marine Terminal. Gov. Phil Murphy announced a $250 million investment will be made in the plant, which will build steel components for offshore wind turbines. The Governor’s Office says this is the largest industrial offshore wind investment in the U.S. to date and will create more than 500 jobs. Construction on the facility will begin in January.

Some of New Jersey’s essential workers are getting to their jobs thanks to a new transportation collaboration. Usually Logisticare provides transportation for patients, but now the company is providing rides for home health-care workers to make sure they get to their patients. Logisticare, which employs 250 workers in New Jersey, has partnered with CareFinders and Lyft and so far has provided more than 10,000 rides.