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New Jersey: A Hub for Education in Social Research and Data Analysis

In an era that emphasizes big data and evidence-based decision making, New Jersey is a leader in research and data analytics for social policy, private sector data consulting and research education. New Jersey’s close proximity to New York City makes it an ideal location for research organizations and data firms to set up their headquarters or open affiliated offices, and …

FDI in the United States & New Jersey’s Success

For the ninth consecutive year, the United States has been the top destination for foreign direct investment (FDI). The ranking, determined by the A.T. Kearney FDI Confidence Index, is the result of several positive business factors, including competitive tax rates, technological and innovation capabilities and R&D capabilities. The index uses primary data from a proprietary survey of 500 senior executives …

New Jersey’s Life Sciences Landscape: Accelerating Medical Breakthroughs

New Jersey is embracing the future of medicine and has a new identity as “The State of Innovation.” Evolving beyond our nickname as “The Medicine Chest of the World,” New Jersey is where disruptive startups grow and global companies on the forefront of next-generation therapeutics want to be. That’s why 13 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies in the world …

Historical Tour of South Jersey

South Jersey is an expansive region of New Jersey comprising the area between the lower Delaware River and the Atlantic Ocean. While the borders between North, Central, and South Jersey are perpetually up for debate among NJ residents, South Jersey encompasses everything south of Burlington County according to NJ.com.   South Jersey is a region full of dense forests and bizarre lore, like the Jersey Devil: a cryptid beast with …

Taking the Bridge and Tunnel: Remote Workers & Businesses Leave New York for New Jersey

From February to July 2020, New York City saw a historical exodus due to COVID-19. Between New York and Brooklyn, the largest metropolitan area in the US lost 153,984 residents, according to US Postal Service change-of-address records. This loss was nearly 400 percent higher than the next highest urban area, Chicago. By November of 2020, these initial numbers had doubled …

Fighting COVID: New Jersey Leads During the Pandemic

On December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19. That vaccine was manufactured by Pfizer, Inc. at its 23 facilities across 11 different countries. It was a major milestone in the campaign to combat the virus that had disrupted the entire world. It was …

What We’re Looking Forward to at SXSW 2021

SXSW has become a keystone festival and conference, and while 2021 will be online-only, there will be countless panels that span the arts, technology, social justice & diversity, healthcare, entrepreneurship, and more. Choose New Jersey will be one of the many attendees, and we’ve been getting ready for the event by checking out the panels that will be from March …

Ocean County Spotlight: Top Places to Explore

Ocean County, NJ is located in the south-central region of New Jersey along the east coast of the United States. It stretches from Point Pleasant Beach to Tuckerton, and extends as far west as New Egypt. From beautiful beaches and breathtaking pineland landscapes, to bustling downtown districts and unique local businesses, this picturesque county is perfect for day trips or extended stays.

This month, Choose New Jersey ventured out to Toms River, Point Pleasant, and Long Beach Island to spotlight some standout Ocean County destinations.

New Jersey Supports BIPOC Entrepreneurs

New Jersey doesn’t just talk about diversity and inclusion. We live it every day. We are ranked as the #4 most diverse U.S. state. Jersey City is the #1 most culturally diverse city in America. It’s also the world leader for percentage of female startup founders.  New Jersey embraces different perspectives and encourages new ideas. We support startups looking to …


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