November 2020 – State of Innovation Newsletter

The Hub @ New Brunswick

We were excited to see Governor Murphy announce Rutgers University, Princeton University, Hackensack Meridian Health and RWJBarnabas Health as anchor tenants for The Hub, a new site in downtown New Brunswick fostering research, entrepreneurship, collaboration and startup incubation in New Jersey. Expected to break ground in 2021 with a 2024 opening, this visionary mixed-use project developed by DEVCO will be a game changer for New Jersey innovation, located steps from the NJ Transit train station and the Rutgers New Brunswick campus. 

Current economic hardships reflect the global COVID-19 pandemic.

New Jersey Economic Trends

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Jobs Created

▼ Decrease .13% from September to October

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Unemployment Rate

▲Increase 4.5% YoY | U.S. 6.9%

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U.S GDP

Q3 2020 | ▼ -31.40% Q2 2020

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U.S. Consumer Price Index

▲ Increase 1.2% YoY

Bond Rating

Moody: A3

Outlook change from 2019, negative

S&P: A-

Outlook change from 2019, negative

Sources: U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Big Moves

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Fulfillment in NJ

E-commerce company Utopia Fulfillment expands its warehouse space in Pennsauken, signaling rapid growth and long-term commitment to New Jersey.

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A New Home

TCG GreenChem Inc., a pharmaceutical company, signs lease for lab and office space in Ewing to conduct analytics and process research and formulation with capacity for future expansion.

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Breaking Ground

M Station Morristown officially begins construction as the most significant commercial development project the town has seen in the last 3 decades.

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Board Spotlight

Rendering of the Freezpak state-of-the-art freezer warehouse facility

Elberon Development

Elberon Development Group and Fidelco Realty Group are co-developing a 140,000 sq. ft. freezer warehouse facility on the Elizabeth/Newark border for FreezPak Logistics to create 50 new jobs.

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Ramapo College of NJ

Ramapo College of New Jersey revealed the name of its newest building on campus–the Peter P. Mercer Learning Commons– as part of the College’s 51st Founders’ Day celebration.

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CEO Corner - Jose Lozano

Choose New Jersey CEO Jose Lozana talks about the global interest increase in New Jersey due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thanksgiving celebrations looked a lot different this year, but it’s still an important time for reflection, gratitude and spending quality time with our immediate families. We have a lot to be thankful for in New Jersey, as the top state in the U.S. to raise a family and one of the best places to live, work and play. Check out our new New Jersey Videos page with virtual tours and special features in partnership with NBC’s Open House – you’ll get to hear from New Jerseyans why our State’s quality of life and business climate is unmatched. 

Point of Pride

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Did you know that New Jersey ranks #3 in the U.S. for cranberry production? There’s nothing better than tart Jersey Fresh cranberry sauce for holiday dinners 🍽️

Notable & Quotable

“New Jersey is the pharma and life sciences capital of the world, and an ideal location to build a business like ours. We are actively hiring and growing our team in the Garden State.”

– Rohit Vashisht, Cofounder & CEO, WhizAI. The Somerset-based artificial intelligence (AI) company recently secured $4M in funding to scale its software.

WHAT CAN CHOOSE New Jersey DO FOR YOU

Relocation & Expansion Services

We provide customized RFI responses, demographics, detailed market assessments and other complimentary business relocation and expansion services. When your company chooses to grow in New Jersey, we also will help you publicize your good news.

Site Visits

We’ll make your property search seamless, so you find the site that best meets your relocation or expansion needs.

Economic Development Connections

Our public and private partners provide a wide range of services. From higher education research collaboration to regulatory and legal assistance to workforce training, they’ll ensure you have a smooth landing.

Carly Wronko
Director of Creative & Digital Marketing
Tiffany Hess-Bennette
Creative Content Specialist