NJ Buzz Blog

Forging our Clean Energy Future

Peggy Brennan-Tonetta, Ph.D | Rutgers University

Dubbed the “United States’ Hottest Clean Energy Economy” by Forbes, New Jersey is poised to become a national leader in mitigating the impacts of climate change through ambitious clean energy and energy storage targets. In pursuing its goal to rely entirely on renewable energy by 2050, the State is aligning its interests with those of industry. Nearly three quarters of …

New Jersey BIO Buzz: A Global Hub for Discovery


The State of Innovation New Jersey has been fertile ground for innovation for nearly 150 years. Our state’s history of human ingenuity in life sciences includes Lloyd Conover, who invented antibiotic Tetracycline at Pfizer in 1952, and Sidney Pestka, the “Father of Interferon,” who began to develop interferon to treat hepatitis, multiple sclerosis and cancer at Hoffmann-La Roche in 1969. …

5 Reasons to Choose Newark

Jose Lozano | Choose New Jersey, Inc.

In January, Choose New Jersey announced at our annual Board of Directors meeting that we would be moving our operations to Newark, NJ. Our office would be located on the same floor of One Gateway Center as the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA). This will give companies interested in New Jersey full access to our economic development team and …

New Jersey Incubators Supporting Our Innovation Ecosystem

Choose New Jersey, Inc.

New Jersey Incubators Supporting Our Innovation Ecosystem Innovators recognize that transforming medical discoveries into life-saving drugs can be a challenging process that takes years, if not decades, from discovery to market. That is why when successful biopharmaceutical companies and prominent research universities support scientists and early-stage companies, they are ultimately supporting an innovation ecosystem that has the potential to accelerate medical breakthroughs …

Only in NJ: New York’s Best Pizza & #1 Beer in America

Choose New Jersey, Inc.

Cape May Brewing Company New Jersey has a long-celebrated history in beer. Many have credited the former Peter Ballantine & Sons Brewing Company of Newark with brewing America’s first India Pale Ale, Ballantine IPA, in 1878. It was the only American-made beer that successfully continued the tradition of 19th century IPAs after Prohibition ended. The wood-aged, hoppy beer, since resurrected …

New Jersey’s Edible History: Italian Dinner

Choose New Jersey, Inc.

New Jersey’s Edible History: Italian Dinner Break bread with Choose New Jersey and get to know the food companies that bring the taste of Italy to the Garden State. Italian heritage has long been a prominent fixture in New Jersey’s history and business community. Did you know more than 1.5 million Italian Americans call our State home and represent nearly …

New Jersey: A Chocoholic’s Paradise

Choose New Jersey, Inc.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Choose New Jersey! Did you know that New Jersey is a confectionery capital? Candy giant Mars Wrigley produces millions of M&Ms each year from its Hackettstown, NJ factory. In fact, Mars Wrigley will soon be expanding its presence in the State by opening a second U.S. headquarters in Newark, NJ, bringing nearly 500 jobs to the …

Wine & Cheese: A Romance Made in New Jersey

Choose New Jersey, Inc.

Wine & Cheese:  A Romance Made in New Jersey There are few culinary pairings better than wine and cheese. When enjoyed together, they bring out the subtle notes and complimentary flavors in one another to enhance the sensory experience. Whether it’s a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with aged gouda, an earthy Pinot noir with Vermont Sharp Cheddar, or a sweet Moscato …

Workforce + Innovation Make New Jersey a Perfect Fit for Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

Choose New Jersey, Inc.

A Highly Specialized Workforce, Cutting Edge Innovation Make New Jersey a Perfect Fit for Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing It should come as no surprise that biopharmaceutical companies from around the world are choosing to locate or expand their operations in New Jersey when it’s time to manufacture their medicines. Pharmaceutical manufacturing in New Jersey began more than 100 years ago and continues …


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