NJEDA approves $22M in film tax breaks for Netflix, Sopranos spin-off and others

Daniel J. Munoz | NJBIZ

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority on Wednesday approved $21.8 million in corporate incentives under its popular film tax credit program, including funds for Netflix’s production of its upcoming zombie movie “Army of the Dead,” being shot in Atlantic City and directed by Zack Snyder. Meanwhile, Rose City Pictures was awarded a $2.7 million tax break for its production of …

Newark Paper Co., employee-owned cooperative, has ribbon-cutting in city meant to signify new era


It wasn’t just another ribbon-cutting for Newark Mayor Ras Baraka on Wednesday. When Baraka and Invest Newark CEO Bernell Hall gathered for the ceremony for a new warehouse for the Newark Paper Co., they were there to celebrate an employee-owned cooperative that Baraka feels will support economic advancement and leadership of Newark residents. Newark Paper Co., an office supplies and …

Baraka: West Ward Neighborhood Development Plan to partner with 6 minority developers

JD Fogarty | ROI-NJ

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka understands the importance of developing abandoned properties. However, he also understands the necessity of developing using faces that accurately reflect the community. “To be able to (develop) with local folks, black and brown developers, women developers … (they) are part of what we are trying to do in the city,” he said. Through the West Ward …

BioCentriq Name of First Cell and Gene Therapy Development and Manufacturing Center Located on a University Campus in the U.S.

Joseph D'Allegro | New Jersey Innovation Institute

Today the Biopharma Division of the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation, introduced BioCentriq as the name of its cell and gene therapy production and manufacturing center. BioCentriq is the only process development and clinical manufacturing facility for cell and gene therapies located in Newark, N.J., and the first of its kind to be located on a university …

Audible employees have eaten 30,000 lunches out in Newark since 2017 – All on the company dime

Gabrielle Saulsbery | NJBIZ

Once a week, Audible gives $15 to hundreds of employees for them to invest in Newark restaurants for Lunch Out Wednesdays, an initiative in the company’s community investment strategy that has pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars into the city’s economy. The initiative hit its 30,000th meal March 4 at Fresh Coast, a fast casual restaurant serving salads, smoothies, grain bowls and poke, …

Lights, camera, Brick City. Newark named among best places for filmmakers to live and work.

Amy Kuperinsky |

The sight of film crews on the streets of Newark has become a familiar one. Now, an industry publication is taking notice. For the first time, MovieMaker magazine has named Newark to its list of the top places for filmmakers to live and work. Several high-profile productions have set up camp in the city over the past two years, including the …

Tags: Film, Newark

Newark ranked as one of 10 best cities for new programmers to live, work

Tom Bergeron | ROI NJ

San Francisco, Seattle, San Jose — even New York City. None of these high-tech areas made the list of the 10 best places for a young programmer to live and work. But Newark did. That’s right, a survey by Coding Dojo, a coding boot camp company, ranked Newark as the sixth-best place for young programmers to live and work. And it …

Onyx Equities unveils redesign of Gateway Newark into city’s business hub

Linda Lindner | ROI NJ

A new Gateway is coming to the Brick City. Redevelopment plans revealed Wednesday by Onyx Equities LLC show the future of the commercial complex in Newark and establish it as the city’s hub of business and cultural activity. In response to Newark leadership’s plan to transform the city into a walkable destination, Onyx reimagined public spaces and expanded retail and dining options to …

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Put to the test: Startup donated training platform to Newark, to help residents pass crucial skills test

Brett Johnson | ROI NJ

In most ways, 1Huddle looks like any tech startup aspiring to the sort of disruption brought over the years by well-known, highly-valued Silicon Valley firms. The elevator pitch tells you all you need to know: It wants to make employee training fun. But 1Huddle, creator of a mobile platform that turns dull training materials into trivia games, is based in Newark. It’s …


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