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Non-Retail Food and Beverage 

New Jersey is the Garden State: an epicenter for the food and beverage industry. 
Why do we have over 9,300 food and beverage companies?  It starts with our strategic location in the heart of the Northeast corridor and world-class infrastructure and logistics capabilities: approximately one third of US consumers can be reached within a 1-day drive of New Jersey.  It’s also because New Jersey is a global food hub providing unparallel access to overseas markets for your products: 23% of the food produced in the New Jersey is exported globally - #1 in the Northeast.   
New Jersey also has a deep and talented pool of food and beverage workers. More than 245,000 workers are currently employed in the industry, a number that is projected to grow 15% over the next decade. We’re also #1 in the number of scientist and engineers per square mile and have the 2nd largest pool of food scientist and technologist in the country.
To top it off, New Jersey has the only soft landing business incubator/accelerator program in the world devoted to food.
Whether you are an existing food and beverage business looking to expand and optimize operations or a start-up looking to disrupt the market, the NJEDA is ready to be your partner.  See below for more information on New Jersey's Food and Beverage sector, programs and resources available, and exciting sector developments.


New Jersey's Bustling Ecosystem from Farm to Table 


Products and Services 

Innovation Economy Programs 

We are committed to nurturing the development of new technologies and ensuring that the State continues to be a leader in innovation. That’s why we offer a full range of programs and services to fuel the continuing growth of core industries vital to the State’s economy. So, whether you are an early-stage company, a research and development firm, a manufacturer, a service provider or other established business, the NJEDA may have the financing, real estate development and technical assistance tools to meet your specialized needs.

Our efforts can provide businesses like yours with low-interest financing through our matching loan programs, tax incentives, real estate, and networking opportunities with the investment community.
Learn more about our all our Innovation Economy Programs 


Small and Mid-Sized Businesses 

Supporting small to mid-sized businesses has always been one of our top priorities. The NJEDA has creative and versatile loan solutions available to small to mid-sized businesses. Contact us to determine if any of our programs are the right fit for your small to mid-sized business needs.
Learn More about all our Small & Mid-Sized Business Solutions 


Large Business & Development 

The NJEDA offers a full range of programs to help support large corporations that are creating or retaining jobs in New Jersey. Our incentives are attractive to existing large companies in the state, as well as those considering New Jersey as a future home.Low-interest financing through bonds, direct loans, loan participations/guarantees, and tax incentives rank among the key reasons for large corporations to conduct business in New Jersey. 
Learn More about all our Large Business & Development Solutions


Additional Resources 

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Contact Us


Doyin Ashiru

Sector Lead, Food and Beverage 
Office: 609-462-0971