Brick City Development Corporation – Why Newark, NJ?
Newark, NJ has many of the elements of a compelling business climate in today’s economy. The city’s strategic location and transportation infrastructure are second to none, and Newark offers prime real estate at affordable rates. The easy regional commute allows companies to recruit and maintain highly trained and educated employees from the New York metropolitan area, New Jersey and Philadelphia.
Six colleges and universities in and around the area (along with workforce training programs) keep the labor force pipeline well-primed with smart, motivated people; and there’s dynamic corporate activity both downtown and in the outlying industrial areas. All in all, Newark is one of the best places to do businesses in the Northeast.
There are nearly 2,500 businesses within a half-mile radius in Newark’s central business district and other headquarters, regional offices, manufacturers, distribution centers and warehouses beyond. These businesses benefit greatly from the City’s location and intellectual capital.
Strategically located on the Northeastern seaboard of the United States midway between Boston and Washington, DC, Newark is just 13 miles west of New York City. Business travelers can get in and out of Manhattan in 20 minutes or less. There’s also easy access to New Jersey’s “Wealth Belt” in the suburbs to the west and the distribution and warehousing centers along the NJ Turnpike to the south.
With an international airport, seaport, state-of-the-art rail system and network of highways converging on the city, Newark has also become a global transportation hub. Today multiple languages are still heard — Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Polish and many others. While affordable, authentic neighborhoods thrive throughout the city’s five wards, Newark is also cosmopolitan with a variety of upscale restaurants and eateries, shopping, concerts, sporting events and festivals.