Newark is the largest city in the State of New Jersey and only 8 miles west of Manhattan. It is one of the nation’s major hubs for air transport, shipping routes, and rail lines. Newark’s international airport serves more than 30 million passengers per year traveling to over 160 cities including 84 foreign destinations. The port of Newark-Elizabeth is the largest in the eastern United States and main container ship facility for goods entering and departing the New York area. Path and NJ Transit provide 20 minute rides from Manhattan and there’s direct access to Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor. Newark is also a major fiber optics hub with broadband superiority and abundant high speed internet.
Newark’s Talent Pool
Newark is also home to many prestigious universities, such as Seton Hall School of Law, NJIT, Rutgers Newark, Essex Community College, and Rutgers Medical and Law Schools that graduate 1000s of talented students each and every year . Newark serves as the headquarters of multiple large corporations such as PSEG, Prudential, Audible.com, and Panasonic Corporation of North America. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Prudential Center (Home of the NJ Devils) and the Newark Museum all call Newark home.
Newark is Startup Friendly
The Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (http://newarkcedc.org/), with the support of Mayor Ras Baraka and the city of Newark have made significant improvements in the business licensing process. It’s new on-line platform has reduced the business-licencing application processing time by over 90%. Businesses can now focus on setting up their companies instead of paperwork & red tape. Newark is now home to a $50 million accelerator and venture capital fund (http://www.newarkventurepartners.com/) for tech startups. Startups will have access to capital, company-building services, and rent-free access to work-space compliments of Don Katz of Audible.com and many other philanthropists. As Workscited4u looks to expand it’s operations, it will most certainly consider Newark NJ as it’s headquarters.