| "Why should a business invest
in New Jersey?"
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development professionals who are responsible for the attraction of business
investment projects and providing site selection assistance to executives
and their consultants were invited in April 2006 to provide an informative
article on this simple topic.
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point of view here for convenient reference. This reflects their local
market knowledge, project experience, and selective facts about their state business environment
and the competitive business investment climate in their region as presented below.
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Businesses Grow and Succeed in New Jersey
With a strategic Mid-Atlantic
location between New York and Philadelphia that provides easy access to
major financial markets and transportation networks and a highly skilled
labor pool, New Jersey is the place to be for businesses ranging from
Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurial startups.
The state makes available a wide
array of resources to help businesses succeed and grow in New Jersey, many
of which are offered by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA).
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The EDA is an independent,
self-supporting state financing and development agency that works to broaden
New Jersey’s economic base by building vibrant, diverse communities,
creating and maintaining jobs and providing businesses and nonprofits with
the financial and technical support they need to be successful. It does
this in three main ways:
(1) with financing assistance,
including low-interest loans, loan guarantees, venture capital and business
(2) with technical assistance,
including training for new and aspiring business owners provided through the
Entrepreneurial Training Institute and Business Mentoring Program; and
(3) with real estate development
assistance and modern technology facilities, including the Technology Centre
of New Jersey in North Brunswick and the Waterfront Technology Center at
The EDA is focused on several key
business sectors critical to the state’s economy. They are: biotechnology
and the life sciences; manufacturing; logistics, including warehousing,
distribution and port operations; financial services; and tourism, arts and
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the EDA has arranged for nearly $17 billion in financing assistance that has
supported total investment of $26 billion in New Jersey’s economy and the
creation of more than 200,000 full-time jobs. If you own a business in New
Jersey that is seeking to acquire or renovate a building or purchase
equipment to enhance your growth and competitiveness, or if you need money
for operating costs, it makes sense to look into the various programs the
EDA has to offer.
The EDA is also a driving force in
encouraging community investments and smart-growth redevelopment. It
provides a broad range of low-cost financing assistance for various stages
of the redevelopment process covering planning and predevelopment,
infrastructure development, investigation and remediation of brownfield
sites and building acquisition, construction and renovations.
So, whether you are a developer looking to build on a
previously developed or contaminated site, a business ready to expand across
the street or across the state, or a municipality wanting to redevelop
underutilized properties, the EDA has the resources to assist.
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Techniuum – To enhance
New Jersey’s reputation as a leader in innovation and invention, the state
must continue to encourage the success of technology and the life
sciences. Techniuum is a comprehensive EDA effort to provide the kind of
broad-based assistance to support the evolution of these businesses and
grow New Jersey’s economy.
Techniuum provides a continuum of
customized, streamlined, long-term support as these businesses advance
through their life cycle of growth. Through Techniuum, the EDA can assist
with (1) technical support and mentoring services; (2) financing and
incentive tools; and (3) real estate expertise and modern facilities.
Techniuum solidifies New Jersey’s support for developing technologies and
industries that bring new economic opportunities and jobs to the state.
Early-stage and established
technology and life sciences businesses are encouraged to visit
www.njedatechniuum.com to learn about all that the EDA and the State of
New Jersey have to offer. Website visitors can find information about how
to start and grow a company, how to secure funding and find a suitable
location for their business in New Jersey, and how to tap the various
resources offered throughout the state to advance the growth and success of
technology and life sciences companies. There are sections featuring
frequently asked questions about EDA investment criteria, industry news and
events, and how to apply for assistance.
for Manufacturers – The EDA focuses much of its energies on
initiatives that support specific sectors of the economy. Nearly half of
the more than 100 businesses benefiting from EDA financing and incentives
in 2005, for example, were manufacturers. These businesses were able to
acquire, construct and renovate buildings, upgrade equipment to enhance
production capabilities and competitiveness, and meet working capital
needs to support operational costs – all with EDA funding.
Manufacturing companies throughout the state looking to
purchase new equipment or acquire new production facilities can take
advantage of $100 million in low-interest, tax-exempt bond financing that is
available to them in 2006 through the EDA. In the last five years alone,
123 manufacturers have shared more than $325 million in EDA bond financing
dollars to grow their businesses. With lower interest rates and longer terms
than are generally available from other sources, EDA bond financing can be
an affordable and effective tool to support the growth needs of qualifying
New Jersey manufacturers. Tax-exempt bonds can offer a real cost savings
for new equipment or machinery purchases or building acquisitions or
renovations costing anywhere from $750,000 up to $10 million. Bonds can be
arranged at variable or fixed interest rates for terms of up to 20 years.
Under current market conditions, the EDA is generally able to offer fixed
interest rates that currently range from about 4 to 5 percent.
The EDA also can help manufacturers meet their capital needs
by lending directly to them at below market interest rates, by guaranteeing
loans made by private lenders like banks, or by helping them access funding
through the Small Business Administration. Additionally, manufacturers
locating or expanding in New Jersey may take advantage of other state
programs and resources, including customized training grants, tax credits
and grants for relocations within the state.
- New Jersey has made significant progress on plans to transform
underutilized sites within the state’s Port District into productive uses
to support the expansion and modernization of warehousing and distribution
functions and the creation of related jobs. The Portfields Initiative, a
project between the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and the Port
Authority of New York and New Jersey, in collaboration with the New Jersey
Commerce, Economic Growth and Tourism Commission, the New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection, and other state agencies, has
already pinpointed a number of underutilized sites that are targeted for
redevelopment. These efforts are geared toward building another 8 million
square feet of warehousing and distribution space in the region, which
encompasses sites roughly within a 25-mile radius of the Statue of
To help companies secure the
space and facilities to locate or expand their operations within the Port
District, New Jersey offers a wide range of financial incentives and
customized services including: land assemblage assistance; low-interest
funding for feasibility studies, site development, buildings and equipment;
incentive grants for creating new jobs; and rebates and low-interest loans
for the use of renewable energy systems, equipment and technologies.
To learn more about the
Portfields Initiative and how you can establish or expand your facilities
within the Port District of New Jersey, call (609) 777-0885.
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To explore how the EDA can assist your organization
or development project, visit
www.njeda.com or contact us via telephone or e-mail.
To learn more
financing for businesses, nonprofits and municipalities through loans,
loan guarantees and bonds;
- Grants for
business attraction and expansion; or
- Urban, smart
growth redevelopment and brownfields investigation and cleanup funding:
Call (609) 777-4898 or e-mail
training and business mentoring assistance:
Call (609) 292-9279 or e-mail
- Real estate
development services to advance major projects and technology facilities:
Call (609) 292-0369 or e-mail
provided by :
Glenn J. Phillips
Public Affairs Officer
New Jersey Economic Development Authority
Mailing Address: PO Box 990, Trenton, NJ 08625-0990
Street Address: 36 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625
Please let him know if you found this article to be
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