Advanced Manufacturing

New Jersey’s established reputation as a manufacturing powerhouse bolstered by our unmatched infrastructure continues to attract industry giants and innovative start-ups.

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Made in New Jersey

New Jersey, ranked #2 in the nation for manufacturing employment, offers a dynamic ecosystem with a deep pool of skilled workers and ample financing, incentives, and resources. These assets enable businesses to thrive in the rapidly evolving manufacturing landscape.

Made in New Jersey

New Jersey is home to over 9,000 manufacturing establishments, from pharmaceutical giants to bespoke machine shops, collectively employing over 250,000 workers and contributing more than $50 billion annually to our economy. But the State’s manufacturing prowess goes all the way back to the Industrial Revolution. From the invention of the motion picture camera to the steam locomotive, New Jersey has been at the forefront of manufacturing for centuries.

A Gateway to Opportunity

Legacy companies like Anheuser-Busch, Benjamin Moore, and Lockheed Martin have set up shop right here, as well as newer manufacturers on the cutting edge of innovation. Modern Meadow and TerraCycle, for instance, lead the way in eco-friendly manufacturing, from biofabricated materials to circular packaging solutions. These companies are supported by our hundreds of community colleges, vocational schools, and maker spaces, ensuring a steady pipeline of skilled workers ready to meet the challenge of modern manufacturing.

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Success Stories

Spectra Polymers & Colors

Spectra Polymers & Colors, a plastic fabrication company, moved from Long Island to New Jersey. The Choose New Jersey team connected them with the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program and with the Cumberland County Improvement Authority. The company also received assistance with NJEDA’s financing programs. In May, the company finalized its purchase of a site in Vineland for its 30 new employees.

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Mane USA

MANE, a French fragrance and flavor company, opened a 100,00-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Parsippany in 2018. The space houses its commercial, creative, R&D, and corporate teams, and is equipped with robotics, a consumer insights testing center, sensory odor booths, and testing laboratories. New Jersey’s expansive STEM resources and workforce is the ideal ecosystem for MANE to innovate.

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MediaTek

The world’s fifth-largest global fabless semiconductor company, MediaTek opened an office in Bedminster, New Jersey, in 2017. In February of 2023, it moved to a new facility in Warren, New Jersey, which includes an on-site 6G lab for advanced research. The Advanced Mobile Research Center at MediaTek’s Warren office focuses on research and innovation aimed at creating technological breakthroughs and differentiation in next-generation wireless cellular technologies, standards, and the future generation of products. Since 2021, the company has doubled its headcount in the state and is on track to continue robust growth.

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Samsung

Samsung is a multinational technology manufacturing giant. A household name, it is known for its cell phones, computers, televisions, and more. As of 2023, Samsung was the 6th most valuable brand worldwide. Its U.S. headquarters has been located in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, since 2010. Samsung’s office provides jobs for more than 1,000 people.

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LG Electronics

Global Korean technology company LG Electronics’ North American headquarters, a sprawling, futuristic building, is in Palisades Park, New Jersey. The 33,000 square meter location, which is just across the Hudson River from New York City, gave LG the room to grow. Its office is modeled off of the headquarters in Korea and is designed to create a low-impact, high-productivity work environment. It also features an LG Innovation Lab and several showrooms.

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Hyundai Engineering & Construction

Hyundai Engineering & Construction worked with Choose New Jersey to establish a presence in New Jersey beginning in 2021. Choose New Jersey provided site research, market surveys, risk analyses, and more, as well as connected Hyundai to state agencies and private companies. Hyundai established its headquarters in Englewood Cliffs in 2022. Its current projects include massive bridges, housing units, power plants, and oil refineries all over the world.

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Ferrari

Ferrari is a car manufacturer associated with luxury and speed. New Jersey’s superb logistics landscape — including the busiest port on the East Coast, a web of highways that connect to the largest and most lucrative cities in the Northeast, and the busiest airport system in the United States — is one of the assets that attracted Ferrari to open its North American headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Ferrari North America is the brand’s exclusive business arm for vehicle imports, marketing, sales, and dealerships crossing North, Central, and South America.

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Kering Eyewear

Kering Eyewear began as a French startup in 2014 and has grown into a thriving luxury eyewear company supported by the Kering Group. Through various partnership agreements and acquisitions, Kering Eyewear manufactures and distributes luxury brands like Maison Cartier, LINDBERG, Maui Jim, Gucci, and Balenciaga. In 2015, Kering Eyewear established its first New Jersey headquarters in Somerset, citing the state’s world-class economic environment and Somerset Corporate Center’s state-of-the-art infrastructure as its reason for choosing New Jersey. Kering has since established an office in Wayne that serves as the company’s North American operations center.

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#5

State For Chemical Manufacturing

Source: LWD Cluster Report

$54B

in manufacturing accounts for 10% of New Jersey’s GDP

Source: LWD Cluster Report

236,000

Manufacturing Employees

Source: LWD Cluster Report

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Industry
Strengths

New Jersey’s advanced infrastructure is ready for the demands of same-day and next-day delivery. This connectivity, along with our workforce and strong manufacturing ecosystem, make New Jersey the ideal place for manufacturers across industries to grow.

Food Manufacturing

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Food Manufacturing

New Jersey’s food manufacturing sector is a driving force in the state’s economy, with over 4,000 jobs added in the past five years. Positioned as a top-10 state in food processing, New Jersey boasts a $126 billion food industry that’s supported by the presence of over a third of the nation’s major food companies, including Campbell Soup Company, Goya, Anheuser-Busch, and Mars Wrigley. The state is also a pivotal location for flavor and fragrance innovation, with all of the top 10 companies in the sector having operations in New Jersey. This robust presence is a testament to New Jersey’s appeal as a food manufacturing leader.

Chemical Manufacturing

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Chemical Manufacturing

New Jersey is the #5 state for chemical manufacturing, with over 2,500 advanced manufacturers and an array of incentives and workforce development initiatives. Companies like Suuchi Inc. exemplify the innovative spirit of New Jersey’s manufacturing, blending tradition with cutting-edge techniques to redefine “Made in America” and propel the industry into a future where growth and innovation intersect.

Computer and Electronic
Product Manufacturing

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Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing

New Jersey is a hub for computer and electronic product manufacturing, with leading global companies like Panasonic and Honeywell rooting their operations here. Maingear, which has its headquarters in Warren, New Jersey, is another innovative company that makes high-performance gaming PCs and laptops These manufacturers leverage the state’s deep pool of tech talent and strategic incentives.

Fabricated Metal
Product Manufacturing

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Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

New Jersey’s fabricated metal product sector is a stronghold of craftsmanship and innovation. Major corporations like American Precision Sheet Metal Corp. and Century Iron Work LLC call New Jersey home. This sector, vital for various industries from construction to defense, thrives on New Jersey’s skilled labor force and strategic location.

Medical Devices

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Medical Devices

New Jersey’s medical device sector is strengthened by the presence of eight of the top 10 medical device companies in the United States. New Jersey has approximately 390 medical device manufacturing sites, providing employment opportunities for about 12,000 individuals. Over the past 25 years, medical device manufacturing in New Jersey has nearly doubled, generating an impressive $4 billion in revenue. Major companies here include Abbott Laboratories, BD, Medtronic, Siemens Healthineers, and Stryker. With such robust research initiatives, New Jersey continues to lead the way in shaping the future of medical devices and their applications in healthcare.

Incentives that Support Growth

The Emerge Program applies to qualifying projects that invest private capital into the state and create a minimum of 35 full-time jobs. It provides per-job tax credits ranging based on project location, bonuses, and the net benefit to the state. Tax credits may directly offset tax liability or may be transferred or surrendered for 85-90% of their value.  ​

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The New Jobs Investment program supports new or expanded business facilities that create new jobs in New Jersey. The investment must create at least five new full-time jobs employing New Jersey residents.

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The Manufacturing Equipment and Employment Investment Tax Credit applies to corporation business tax liability for investments in certain manufacturing equipment and for certain increased employment.

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The New Jersey sales and use tax exemption for manufacturers enables machinery, apparatuses, or equipment to be purchased without paying New Jersey sales and use tax. The equipment must be used primarily in the production of tangible personal property by manufacturers, processors, assemblers, or refineries.

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Companies operating in Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) pay no duties on merchandise imported for manufacturing or assembling when the final product is exported outside of the United States. Duties are only paid when these products leave the zone for the domestic market.

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If a business is located within the 32 Urban Enterprise Designated Zones (UEZ) in New Jersey, there are a variety of benefits including a lower sales and use tax rate, tax-free purchases on certain items, subsidized unemployment insurance, and energy sales tax exemptions for qualified manufacturing firms.

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The New Jersey Manufacturing Voucher Program assists manufacturers that intend to purchase equipment that integrates advanced or innovative technologies, processes, and materials. The program provides grants sized at 30% to 50% of the cost of eligible equipment.

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The Workforce 55+ On-the-Job Experience (OJE) Program supports private, non-profit employers who offer eligible job seekers the opportunity to gain work experience and may do so at no cost. OJE participants’ salary is covered for four weeks by a federal grant, providing employers with an opportunity to observe and train the employee before making a permanent hire.

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The On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program is eligible to all New Jersey-based companies who hire full-time positions. Employers are reimbursed 50% of new employee’s wages for a period of up to 26 weeks in exchange for providing training in a specialized skill set.

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The Federal Bonding Program is a unique job placement tool that provides employers with insurance for hiring jobseekers who have poor credit histories, are recovering from substance abuse, are on public assistance, or are justice-involved.

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The Opportunity Partnership for Business is available to all New Jersey-based businesses to support employers design the training program they need to fill a skills gap in their industry.

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The Registered Apprenticeship is an industry-driven training model that combines paid on-the-job learning with classroom instruction. The employer can develop training that aligns cohesively with their business needs.

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The New Jersey SmartStart Buildings Program can provide a range of support to yield substantial energy savings for new and existing buildings. Incentives are available for any size project, which can offset some of the added cost of purchasing qualifying equipment.

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