Let us assist you as you consider New Jersey for your business. Our staff can answer your questions about the Garden State and help you understand why New Jersey is a great place to grow your company.
- From our headquarters across the street from the State House, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's staff of lobbyists work every day to promote pro-business policies.
- The State Chamber also organizes networking and educational events for business people. And offers money-saving discounts on products and services.
- Whether you own a business, represent one, lead a corporate office, or manage an association, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce provides you with a voice of experience and influence in Trenton.
Here are some of the reasons
- Did you know that Forbes ranked New Jersey #5 in "quality of life"? Or that New Jersey is home to 18 of the world's Fortune 500 companies? Or we are located in the center of a $2 trillion economy?
- New Jersey is in close proximity to New York City, the financial capital of the world, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., the nation's political center. Truckers can deliver goods to 40 percent of the U.S. population within a one-day drive, and access more than100 million consumers representing a $2 trillion market.
- Companies are drawn by the unparalleled access to clients in New York, cheaper operating costs and less hassle for employees by eliminating the difficult commute into the city. Meanwhile, our real estate rates and the cost of living are substantiallycheaper than our neighbors to the north -- New York and Connecticut.
- New Jersey has a well-educated workforce with a wealth of scientists, engineers and skilled technicians. In fact studies have confirmed that U.S. CEOs believe New Jersey has one of the greatest workforces in the country.
- The state also serves as a gateway for international trade - with the Port of New York and New Jersey -- the largest facility of its kind on the eastern seaboard -- and the South Jersey Port on the Delaware River.
- Two international airports serve the state: Newark Liberty International, the world's 27th busiest and Atlantic City Airport host more than one million airline passengers annually.
- We have strong public schools. New Jersey's schools were recently ranked second or third among all 50 states in categories such as Chance for Success; Kindergarten through High School Achievement; and School Finance, by Education Week.
- Did we mention our more than 100 miles of Atlantic Ocean beach line? Our Boardwalks? Atlantic City?
And things are only getting better. Gov. Chris Christie and legislative leaders in Trenton have made growing the economy and generating more jobs their No. 1 priority.
Chamber staff continues to work with members of the Christie administration and Legislature on an almost daily basis to look at ways to ease the tax burden, reduce burdensome regulation and foster economic growth.
Simply put, businesses located in New Jersey are situated in the most well-connected region in the country. This means they can reach more customers in less time. And, that means greater opportunity for growth and profitability.