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New Jersey business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of NJ communities

Relocate or Expand to New Jersey - U.S. Industrial Expansion & Relocation Guide for Manufacturing Companies - Learn more about the New Jersey business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of NJ communities. Helping decision makers at U.S. manufacturing establishments find new locations to relocate or expand.
New Jersey Business Data*

New Jersey

Population: 8,707,739
Total Labor Force: 4,473,700
Unemployment Rate: 7.1%
Number of Manufacturers: 9,099
Manufacturing Jobs: 389,137
Right to Work: No
Unemp. Ins. Tax: 0.48256.2825%
Corporate Income Tax:

Sales Tax:
7%. Exemptions include: Tangible personal property used in research and development; production machinery and equipment.

Property Tax:
Property tax is an "ad valorem tax," or a tax according to value established by the county board of taxation in each county.

Leading Manufacturing Industries:
(by % of total manufacturing employment)
20% Chemicals and allied products
11% Printing and publishing
10% Food and kindred products
9% Electronic and other electric equipment
8% Instruments and related products

Largest Manufacturing Establishments:
(by number of employees)
Lockheed Martin (Moorestown) - 4,500
Merck & Co., Inc. (Rahway) - 4,200
Alcatel-Lucent (Murray Hill) - 4,000
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (East Hanover) - 3,770
Silver Line Building Products, LLC (North Brunswick) - 3,000
Crestron Electronics, Inc. (Rockleigh) - 3,000
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (Roseland) - 3,000
Counties with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Bergen - 70,390
Middlesex - 56,703
Morris - 41,048
Union - 40,000
Essex - 34,318

Cities with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Newark - 11,141
Piscataway - 8,131
Moorestown - 7,861
Princeton - 7,544
Parsippany - 7,534

Manufacturing Related Business Incentives:
Bond Financing
Business Employment Incentive Program (BEIP)
Business Retention and Relocation Assistance Grant (BRRAG)
BRRAG Tax Credit Certificate Transfer Program
Customized Training Grants
Edison Innovation Clean Energy Manufacturing Fund (CEMF)
Energy Sales Tax Exemption for Certain Counties
Foreign Trade Zones
Main Street Business Assistance Program
Manufacturing Equipment and Employment Investment Tax Credit Program
New Jersey Business Growth Fund
New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP)
New Jersey SmartStart Buildings Program
New Jobs Investment Tax Credit
Permitting Assistance
Registered Apprenticeship Incentive Program
Renewable Energy Incentive Program (REIP)
Renewable Energy Manufacturing Incentive (REMI)
Research & Development Tax Credit
Urban Enterprise Zones (UEZ), offering the following: UEZ Employment Tax Credit; UEZ Manufacturers Energy Sales Tax Credit; UEZ Sales Tax Exemption on Purchases
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Looking to reach New Jersey manufacturers? Access the New Jersey Manufacturers Database compiled by MNI.

*Manufacturing stats updated on 3/18/2014. All other stats updated on 3/18/2014. Listings updated on 4/24/2014.

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