Perhaps more than any other place in the nation, New Jersey is a transportation and logistics state. With the largest port by value of goods shipped on the East Coast, the 2nd densest rail and road networks, the country’s premiere air transport systems laboratory, and the busiest airport system in the U.S., transportation and logistics are in our DNA.
The transportation and logistics sector is a major contributor to our economy, accounting for close to 200,000 private sector jobs and $23 billion in GDP. This is driven by the over 13,000 transport and logistics businesses who are located in New Jersey, including the headquarters of many of the world’s largest automotive, shipping, aviation and logistics companies.
Transportation’s indirect economic contribution to our economy is even larger. With over $800 billion in goods shipped to and from sites in the state each year, New Jersey’s economy and our communities’ wellbeing is dependent on the efficient movement of goods and people.
All of this and more is why Governor Murphy’s 2018 Economic Development Plan identifies transportation as a focus sector for the State.
The NJEDA recognizes that improved mobility will require smarter thinking and new technological solutions, alongside continued investment in existing asset and services.
We are leading a whole-of government drive to establish New Jersey’s as a the nation’s pre-eminent “transport technology hub”–leveraging the State’s strategic location, unrivaled human capital and world-leading research institutions.
Whether you are an existing transportation or logistics business looking to optimize operations and accelerate growth, a technology company focused on smart mobility solutions, or a start-up looking to move from ideation to real-world application, NJEDA stands ready to be willing and able partner. See below for more information on New Jersey’s transport and logistics sector, programs and resources available, and exciting sector developments.