Today in South Brunswick, Governor Chris Christie attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Coca-Cola Company's new sales and distribution center.

The facility consolidates operations from Asbury Park, North Brunswick and Parsippany into a larger center employing more than 550 people. Since opening in October, 40 news positions have been created.

Also at the event were Muhtar Kent, Chairman & CEO of the Coca-Cola Company, and Steve Cahillane, President & CEO of Coca-Cola Refreshments, Inc.

While promoting his pro-growth agenda for New Jersey, Governor Christie joked about the state's economic position before taking office. The audio is below.

Governor's Office