New Jersey’s highly-educated workforce, perfect location in the heart of the U.S. Northeast corridor, world-class infrastructure and other assets for business have made it a prime location for major relocations or expansions. Here are just a few of the companies that recently chose New Jersey.
In May 2017, San Diego-based ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the opening of a new research and development office in Princeton. The biopharmaceutical company focuses on the development and commercialization of innovative medicines that address central nervous system disorders.
You can reach 33% of the US population within a day’s drive from any location in our State. That’s why Amazon has operated in New Jersey since 2012 and now has over 17,500 full-time employees working at 10 fulfillment centers.
Arizona Beverages has been brewing America’s No. 1 tea and juice-drink brand – Arizona® Iced Tea – from its manufacturing and distribution facility in Woodbridge since 1992. The company announced its plans to double the size of its New Jersey facility in 2016 to roll out its new products.
Audible unveiled the “Innovation Cathedral” in Newark near its headquarters in May 2019. The new 80,000-square-foot office space inside a restored church will house some 400 tech employees and developers.
In August 2016, Aurobindo USA, broke ground for its new U.S. headquarters in East Windsor Township. The U.S. unit of the India-based global pharmaceutical company, Aurobindo Pharma Limited, is building a 567,000-square-foot headquarters facility that also will accommodate a new warehouse, distribution and manufacturing center for the manufacture and distribution of generic drugs.
Barclays relocated 500+ jobs from Delaware to a new business campus in Whippany, New Jersey in 2019.
BioFarma, an Italian company specializing in manufacturing probiotics and nutritional supplements, announced it was putting down roots in East Windsor in August 2017. The company was a Choose New Jersey referral from SelectUSA, a US government-wide program housed in the International Trade Administration at the US Department of Commerce.
Credibility Capital, a fintech platform for small business loans, moved its headquarters from Lower Manhattan to the newly renovated Hahne & Co. building in Newark in 2019.
Cross River Bank, named among Forbes Top 50 Most Innovative Fintech Companies 2019, announced an expansion of its Fort Lee location in 2018 that includes plans to hire 250 new employees.
Dakota Power Partners, a renewable energy company with offices in Millville, proposed a $1 billion utility-scale solar investment in New Jersey in 2019. The company seeks to develop a portfolio of low-cost, utility-scale solar and solar + battery storage projects across the State totaling over 1,000 megawatts of generating capacity that will produce enough energy to power 175,000 households.
DHL, multinational package delivery & supply chain company, opened a 200,000 sq. ft. high-tech automated distribution center in Avenel in 2018 – its most modern and efficient facility to date.
Global sports technology company DraftKings cut the ribbon on its new 7,500-square-foot office in Hoboken in June 2019 following the legalized sports betting boom in New Jersey.
EnBW, a German offshore wind company, opened its North American headquarters in Jersey City in 2019.
In May 2017, Evotec AG, a leading drug discovery alliance and development partnership company, celebrated the opening of its U.S. headquarters and the expansion of its facility in Princeton.
EY, a “Big 4” professional services firm, signed a 168,000 sq. ft. lease in Hoboken in 2018 to relocate part of New York City operations.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare held a ribbon cutting for its new location in Warren in April 2016. The 109,000-square-foot facility will serve as the global company’s U.S. headquarters. It will accommodate approximately 900 employees in research and development, marketing, sales and supply chain management.
Google announced the opening of a new AI lab in Princeton in collaboration with Princeton University in 2019.
Home Depot announced a new warehousing facility in Perth Amboy in August 2019 to meet demand for next-day delivery. The site is expected to create 500 jobs.
In July 2016, iCIMS signed a lease for 350,000 square feet of office space at Bell Works, the former site of Bell Labs in Holmdel. The software solutions company has been growing in New Jersey since it was founded in 2000. It has been on the Inc. 500/5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies for 13 consecutive years.
KLoBot, an artificial intelligence chatbot builder, announced in June 2019 its opening an innovation center and headquarters in Newark aiming to create 100 jobs by 2024.
In 2017, Lockheed Martin committed to add 300 engineering and other high-paying jobs in South Jersey.
Lupin Limited, an India-based transnational pharmaceutical company, opened a 100,000-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing facility in Somerset in May 2017. The new facility will focus on the manufacture of medicines for treatment of a variety of therapeutic areas.
Mars Wrigley Confectionery has been making M&Ms® in Hackettstown since 1958. The company recently announced a new headquarters at Ironside Newark, bringing with it 500 jobs.
In August 2017, Modern Meadow, a company pioneering the creation of animal materials through biotechnology, announced it would be relocating its headquarters from Brooklyn and moving into a state-of-the-art laboratory and pilot manufacturing site at ON3, the former Hoffman-LaRoche campus in Nutley/Clifton.
Molex announced the grand opening of a new research and development facility in Bridgewater in August 2019. The building completion represents a significant investment by Molex in the future of optical wavelength solutions for telecommunications networks.
Momentum Solar, a solar energy equipment supplier, expanded its operations in South Plainfield in 2018 to create 150 clean energy jobs.
Nestlé Health Science conducted a worldwide search to find the perfect location for its new headquarters and R&D facility. The subsidiary of the Swiss food and beverage giant ultimately chose a 180,000-square-foot facility in Bridgewater.
As part of its Clean Energy Ventures portfolio, New Jersey Resources announced the construction of a 3 MW ground-mount solar project in 2017.
Oatly, the Swedish leader of the non-dairy revolution, chose a South Jersey location to meet North American demand for oat milk. In 2018, Oatly opened a $15 million, 25,000 square-foot U.S. processing plant in Millville—the first outside Europe. Oatly was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2019.
Old Bridge Chemicals, the largest North American cooper and zinc compound manufacturer, doubled its zinc sulfate manufacturing capacity in Old Bridge in 2018.
Ørsted, a Danish offshore wind firm, is developing a 1,100-megawatt wind project off the coast of Atlantic City– the largest ever offshore wind procurement by a U.S. state. The company opened its New Jersey office in Atlantic City in 2018.
In 2018, Pace Glass Recycling announced a new 250,000 sq. ft processing plant in Andover Township – to become the world’s largest glass recycling facility.
PSE&G, the State’s largest public utility, is investing between $14-17 billion over the next five years for gas and electric storage and efficiency, renewable energy development, vehicle electrification and clean power generation.
ResinTech, a company that manufacturers ion-exchange resins to treat water, broke ground in May 2019 for its new headquarters in East Camden, bringing 265 jobs to the city.
Sandvik Coromant, a global high technology engineering group, announced in 2016 a new 100,000 sq. ft. facility with office and meeting space and an aerospace application center.
The RealReal, a luxury brand reseller, is fulfilling customer orders in its Secaucus facility. To meet further demand, The RealReal cut the ribbon for a second location in Perth Amboy in June 2019 with plans to hire 700 more employees.
In February 2017, fashion designer Tory Burch leased 93,000 square feet over two floors in Jersey City. The move is expected to bring 102 positions to Jersey City and would create 37 new positions.
UPS broke ground on a new 200,000-square-foot innovation center in Parsippany in April, 2016. The state-of-the-art complex will house approximately 900 developers and IT professionals who are part of a New Jersey IT team of more than 2,000.
In November 2016, Y International, one of the largest importers of U.S. food and household products to the Persian Gulf region, celebrated the opening of its first U.S. warehouse and distribution center in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. Y International USA purchases and exports food that is “Made in the U.S.A.” from its new facility, giving manufacturers the opportunity to expand their reach to emerging markets.
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