Economic Growth

Morris County is New Jersey's top business destination, where cutting edge business leaders find across-the-board quality in every critical locational attribute.

Located just 35 miles outside of New York City, Morris County lies in the heart of the Boston-Washington corridor. Located in the nation's wealthiest region, the county enjoys a highly diversified economy driven by powerful industry sectors. Businesses operating in Morris County enjoy a number of competitive advantages including some of the lowest corporate, small-business, and personal income taxes in the Region.

These businesses find themselves in good company as over 50 members of the Fortune 500 are either headquartered or have major facilities here.

Our quality infrastructure helps business succeed with access to high quality road networks and public transportation. Nearby ports and airports are some of the busiest in the nation, and Morristown Municipal Airport provides 24-hour access for domestic and international corporate travel.

Morris County leads the state in office space inventory and our Class A office parks are run by some of the nation's top real estate developers. Our labor force is one of the county's major assets. Our percentage of adults with college degrees is nearly three times the national average. Our local colleges and universities further enhance workforce development, and our region's civilian labor force is projected to grow at a healthy rate through 2012.

Morris County offers an outstanding quality of life. Our suburban towns, rolling mountains, and sophisticated downtowns all offer a diverse array of housing, cultural, and recreational opportunities. Our location offers nearby activities at the Jersey shore, Poconos, and in New York City.

About Morris County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC):
The Morris County Economic Development Corporation serves as a powerful ally for businesses seeking a new location as well as for those currently operating in the county. The organization’s database of choice real estate locations – an objective, confidential, free resource – make site selection more efficient and tailored to the requirements of specific businesses. MCEDC can provide you with studies on office and industrial real estate markets, labor availability and cost, taxes, cost of living, transportation projects, and historical and projected economic data.

The Morris County Economic Development Corporation is a partnership of government, businesses and allies dedicated to growing the economy of Morris County, New Jersey through aggressive and effective programs and services that result in business attraction, creation, retention, expansion and transition.

Through the efforts of the Morris County Economic Development Corporation, Morris County will become and be recognized as a premier location for business investment in New Jersey and the Northeast, resulting in a broad range of employment opportunities for its residents, increasing revenue sources for its municipalities and the County, and improved profitability for its businesses.

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Neil Cavuto, FoxNews Commentator, speaking at the 2009 Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon.