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Morris County Chamber releases relocation guide to promote region

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The Morris County Chamber of Commerce has released its Annual Directory and Relocation Guide, an online publication that showcases the county as a destination place for homebuyers and businesses looking to relocate from another part of New Jersey or from out of state.

The directory and guide are available at https://chambervu.com/morris21.

In her welcome column, Morris County Chamber President Meghan Hunscher notes that Morris County is a Forbes Top 10 county that boasts world-class health care systems, excellent schools – both public and private – and a diversity of communities in which to live, including “walkable small towns, suburban neighborhoods and rural estates.” She notes Morris County is located along the Northeast Corridor and has an extensive road network, commuter rail stations that connect with Amtrak, bus service providing easy access to nearby cities, including Manhattan, and a regional airport with on-site customs.

“Morris County is home to more than 800 headquarter locations, including multinational corporations,” Hunscher said. “And with a GRP that increased from $50 billion to $53 billion in recent years, the county’s economy is third in New Jersey. The county has approximately 28 million square feet of office space and 40 million square feet of industrial space.”

Hunscher notes Morris County’s varied business sectors include pharmaceutical and life sciences, aerospace and engineering, technology, manufacturing, finance and accounting, financial technology, engineering and architecture, transportation and logistics, marketing, legal professions, real estate, health care and government.

The relocation guide lists the top 10 reasons to move to Morris County as:

  • Great job opportunities with top employers
  • No.1 ranked public schools in the U.S. with many private school choices
  • Diverse housing choices
  • Safe neighborhoods and tightly knit communities welcoming families
  • Varied geography, from mountains to shore and an abundance of recreational activities
  • An abundance and variety of farms, CSAs and farmers markets
  • Access to transportation, including international airports and 19 commuter rail stations
  • Multicultural cuisine and festivals and ethnic and religious diversity
  • Cultural activities, including a regional performing arts center, opera, Shakespearean theater and historic sites
  • Strong ties between public, private and nonprofit sectors supporting a thriving community

The guide reviews Morris County’s four regions – Southeastern, Southwestern, Northeastern and Northwestern – and provides in-depth profiles of the county’s business community, education system, arts and culture, recreation opportunities, historical sites and agriculture and agritourism.

In his welcoming remarks in the guide, Morris County Board of Commissioners Stephen Shaw said, “Morris County simply is the best place possible for growing families, young professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs.”

Following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, residents of cities and densely packed urban centers throughout the United States started flooding into local suburbs seeking roomier living spaces. After home sales initially dropped during the first three months of the pandemic, they started rising again in June and have not cooled, with prices nationally rising at their fastest pace since 2006, according to CNBC. Morris County became one of the popular landing spots for residents fleeing their urban setting, with one local realtor reporting homes being bought sight unseen.

“Morris County is an ideal county for this outflow of residents and businesses from New York and the urban areas of the state,” Hunscher said. “That is why this relocation guide can serve as such an effective tool for marketing the county. Businesses follow people and we want businesses to follow people here.”

In addition to the relocation guide, the publication provides an online directory of all businesses, nonprofits and government entities that are chamber members, searchable by name or category.

The directory and guide were a joint effort of the chamber, the Morris County Economic Development Corporation, a division of the chamber, and the county Board of Commissioners.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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