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The Neo-Panamax and New Jersey

September 18, 2017

The Neo-Panamax and New Jersey: Why Companies with a New Jersey Location Should Take Notice When the MOL Benefactor arrived at Port Bayonne on July 8, 2016, it marked the beginning of a new era for international commerce and trade. The containership, which began its voyage at the Port of Qingdao in the People’s Republic of China, was the first …

New Jersey’s Spectacular Specialty Foods

September 11, 2017

New Jersey’s Spectacular Specialty Foods Home to many vibrant immigrant communities, New Jersey is a mecca for ethnic cuisine. Our State is also a leader in food innovation, with companies offering unique products and flavor fusions in high demand across the world. Culinary tastes are changing, and globally-inspired, artisanal food is gaining popularity. In addition, more awareness is building around …

The Transformative Power of Urban Farms

August 28, 2017

The Transformative Power of Urban Farms One of the most geographically diverse states in America, New Jersey is made up of bucolic farmland, thriving cities, seaside resort towns, and everything in between. True to its nickname as “The Garden State,” New Jersey is at once an agricultural powerhouse and the most densely populated state in the country. It makes sense …

North & South: A Tale of Two Food Families

July 12, 2017

North & South: A Tale of Two Food Families Rastelli Foods Group, based in Swedesboro, and Nuts.com, out of Cranford, are two family owned and operated businesses that speak to New Jersey’s rich entrepreneurial legacy. With humble beginnings striving for the American Dream, Jeffrey Braverman, CEO of Nuts.com and Ray and Tony Rastelli, founders of Rastelli Foods Group, are true …

BIO Buzz

June 7, 2017

Access to Lab Space, Funding & Partners Help New Jersey Biotech Companies Grow When Hurel Corporation outgrew its incubator space at the Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (CCIT) in North Brunswick, New Jersey in 2016, it marked an important milestone for the biotechnology company. After a little more than five years at CCIT, Hurel graduated from the incubator with best-in-class technology …

New Jersey Brands in Your Kitchen

May 17, 2017

New Jersey Brands in Your Kitchen Many of the world’s largest (and most respected) food manufacturers call New Jersey home. The Garden State boasts a thriving $105 billion food industry and agriculture sector with 1,900 food manufacturing companies employing about 31,000 people in total. Our strategic location, transportation infrastructure and talented workforce gives food companies the ability to stay competitive. …

Living the American Dream

January 30, 2017

American Dream Composite Index Ranks New Jersey in the Top 5 Dream States Achieving the American Dream has long been part of our national ethos. While the definition of what it means to live the American Dream has changed over time – and is not the same for everyone – the pursuit of a better, richer life has been an …

New Jersey Innovation: Pioneering the Future of Food

November 22, 2016

Nestlé Health Science could have selected any location in the world for its research home. After scouring the globe, the company chose an 180,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in New Jersey’s bioscience corridor. Why? The subsidiary of the Swiss food giant is exploring the power of nutrition to change the course of health, and New Jersey has a long history of innovation. …

Food Buzz: Meeting the Challenge of Same-Day Delivery

September 19, 2016

Meeting the Challenge of Same-Day Delivery To some observers, e-commerce startup Jet.com was taking a gamble when it made the decision to double the size of its headquarters in Hoboken and commit to a distribution facility in South Jersey the size of more than 12 football fields. But most experts agree that betting on the growth of online grocers is …


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