There’s a reason 500,000 people call Morris County home and over 28,000 business plant their roots here. There is economic vibrancy in Morris County. It’s the cornerstone of Morris County NJ, a county rich in history with proximity and access to New York a mere 30 miles away. In addition, the quality of life and the talent pool found in Morris County are second to none.
Morris County offers a quality lifestyle for both singles and families, with arts and culture and an incomparable park system. Throughout the county, there are desirable communities, housing of all types and prices, good schools and high graduation rates. For employers, in addition to a diverse and well-educated employee pool from which to recruit, the highway infrastructure of Interstates 80, 287 and 24, plus connecting highways and mass transit, including four train stations – Morristown, Convent, Madison and Chatham along the Route 24 corridor – and the Midtown Direct one-seat train ride to New York City, make Morris County an easy region to commute to and from. For national and international corporations, the county is home to Morristown Municipal Airport – the second largest airport in the state, which already accommodates many corporate jets.
Morris County’s attraction for companies and their employees is bolstered by the presence: of Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, a 656-bed member of Atlantic Health System, rated by US News & World Report as the second Best Hospital in New Jersey and the fifth Best Hospital in the New York region; and Saint Clare’s Hospital, Denville, a 433-bed facility in the northwestern area of the county.
The four colleges and universities with campuses in the county – County College of Morris (CCM), Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) and College of Saint Elizabeth – all interface with the business community, benefiting the students as well as the companies and their employees.
Don’t Just Take My Word For It
There are more tell tales about Economic Vibrancy in Morris County. For example, according to NJ Business, a division of NJIA, there are other factor’s contributing the economic vibrancy. Much of the existing office building infrastructure is newer than inventory elsewhere in the state, and landlords are actively redeveloping and customizing what even was built as Class A space decades ago. There is even some state of the art live- work – play campuses in the creative stages.
Morristown, the county seat and a vibrant “small city” or “big town” and transit center, has become an especially attractive location for both companies and workers. Over the past 20 years, Morristown has undergone an incredible transformation, not without some challenges caused in large part by the recession. Morristown has evolved into a residential hub, in addition to being a retail, commercial, legal and financial center. Retirees, empty-nesters and, most recently, Millennials have been gravitating to Morristown as the place to live. For baby boomers and older, living in a downtown Morristown condo or apartment means no more big home or yard to care for, the convenience of walking to shops and services, restaurants and entertainment, access within a mile to a top-ranked hospital and nearby medical offices.
Economic Vibrancy in Morris County Cross Different Industries
With corporations like BASF, Bayer, GAF, Honeywell, Maersk, Merck and Realogy reinventing themselves, developers investing millions of dollars to repurpose properties, and choice employees wanting to live here, it’s clear that Morris County is a highly desirable, economically strong place for both businesses and workers to locate.