Networking at Morris County School of Glass

By |2019-04-30T20:02:36+00:00May 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Enjoy a spring evening with artisans and colleagues Co–Hosted with Morris Township Economic Development Advisory Council and the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. Join us Wednesday, May 8th 5-7 pm for art-glass blowing and creative discussion with friends and colleagues.  A demonstration of molten glass formation is included in the $35 charge.  Light snacks and beverages will [...]

Morristown Municipal – Heavy Duty Working-Professional’s Airport

By |2019-04-03T14:53:49+00:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU) - A rare Public Airport with International Flights Imagine this:  After a drive to Morristown Airport, you park by the terminal for free.  At 7AM you board quickly without going through a TSA security check point.  You and your work colleagues take a comfortable, direct flight.  It is an 800-mile meeting.  [...]

Pitch NJ – Potential as Big as the Check

By |2019-04-03T14:20:39+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Pitch NJ - a "Shark Tank" for Teens Ari Soroken, Jim Venezia, John Carini and Marc Baskin at FDU's Madison campus As sharks go, ours were more admiring than predatory. Morris Tech Meetup, MCEDC and high-school-student-run Business Bootcamp hosted a pitch competition for aspiring entrepreneurs …. in their teen years. Start-up culture fits [...]

Cost to Build a Home in NJ

By |2019-03-25T21:29:01+00:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Cost to Build a Home in a Prevailing Wage State Responding to Click-Bait Series Go Banking Rates Go Banking Rates as an entity (gobankingrates.com or GBR) is a powerhouse of click-bait.  In Feb/March 2019 GBR published a study of the cost of building a house from existing plans in all 50 states.  Land [...]

How C2ER Tracks Healthcare Costs (COLI series #10)

By |2019-03-23T17:37:11+00:00March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

The Mid-Level Executive Family we are Modeling includes a Diabetic A 5-pen pack of Name-Brand Insulin The healthcare component of the Cost of Living Index is 4.44% of the composite index.   Healthcare pricing includes five items: An optometrist visit - Eye exam should include eye examination, eyeglass prescription, glaucoma test and dilation [...]

Quality of Life Index (COLI series #9)

By |2019-03-25T00:17:26+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Comparing Morristown to other NJ Areas where COLI is calculated. Cost of Living Index Series Monmouth University tracks the quality of life in NJ through polling data.  Five questions are posed: Overall opinion of the state as a place to live. Ratings of one's hometown. Performance of the local schools. The quality of the local [...]

Living Wage in Morris County (COLI series #8)

By |2019-03-14T13:06:06+00:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

ALICE = Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed in Morris County Minimum Wage in Morris County vs. Living Wage Cost of Living Index Series Gov. Phil Murphy signed new a bill that to gradually raise New Jersey's minimum wage. The current $8.85 statewide minimum wage will increase to $10/hr on July 1, 2019; then [...]

Morris County Brewers make NJ Monthly’s “Best of” List

By |2019-03-11T17:02:10+00:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

High Point Brewery in Butler and Twin Elephant in Chatham are highlighted in March 2019 issue of NJ Monthly Breweries and Distillery in Morris County NJ hosts 100 breweries, most of them located in the south of the state.  That said, Morris County has a vital craft brewing industry cluster. One brew pub.  [...]

Cost to Purchase a New House (COLI series #7)

By |2019-02-24T20:33:27+00:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Brand New Construction Purchase Price for a 4-bedroom Home Morris County Cost of Living Series The house purchase item carries 70.9% of the weight in the Housing Index.  With the mortgage rate, housing (when purchased) is 19.90% of the weight for the Composite Index, making it by far the most heavily weighted item priced. The houses [...]

Profiles Available for Municipalities Comprising Morris County

By |2019-03-04T00:46:57+00:00March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Morris County EDC and Planning Office Create Municipal Profiles for All 39 County Towns The Morris County Office of Planning and Preservation has created unique 2019 profiles of all 39 Morris County municipalities as part of a joint marketing effort with the Morris County Economic Development Corporation. The EDC sought the profiles for marketing purposes [...]