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.  [...]

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 [...]

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.  [...]

Chester’s 39th Science Fair is a pipeline for STEM talent

By |2019-03-04T00:24:25+00:00March 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Chester's 39th Science Fair is a pipeline for STEM talent Chester, NJ's Science Fair  is one of the states largest. It provides a competitive opportunity for K-8th graders, make-your-own CO2-propelled race cars, as well as exhibits of birds, snakes, police technology etc. Community members and judges (wearing lime green) view upper elementary school projects. [...]

Morris County’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem – Shared Work Spaces

By |2019-07-02T17:24:51+00:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Entrepreneurs' Bonanza - full range of work spaces - including Virtual Morris County's choice of co-working space for white collar, service sector jobs is growing.  It's not all located on the eastern edge of the county either.  The county does not have a life sciences incubator (yet) but it does have entrepreneurial space for baking [...]

Why isn’t Morris County part of COLI? Bergen, Essex and Middlesex are! #2 in Series

By |2019-02-13T22:11:52+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Why Morristown and Not Morris County? Morris County Cost of Living Series The data used for NJ currently are these three urban areas:  Bergen-Essex, Newark and Middlesex.  When MCEDC decided to participate in the Cost of Living Index (COLI), we considered whether to put in Morris County or Morristown.  We couldn't do both. The choice [...]

What’s it Going to Cost to Live Here? (COLI series #1)

By |2019-02-21T21:01:47+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Cost of Living in Morris County - We're Competitive We home-towners know that Morris County offers more than most places one could live.  Furthermore, the place doesn't nickel-and-dime you.  You pay your entrance fee (taxes) and you get a smorgasbord of offerings.  (More on this later!) That isn't enough though.  Individuals and families seek to optimize [...]

Pitch NJ – “Shark Tank” for Teens

By |2019-04-06T16:07:16+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

"Shark Tank" for Teens Morris Tech Meetup and MCEDC are supporting Business Bootcamp in a first for Morris County's Vocational School district - A business pitch-to-investors competition for high school students.  Start-up culture fits perfectly with youth culture - the excitement of presenting a creative idea with the courage that comes from a willingness to [...]

NJ’s Life Sciences Cluster Middle-of-the-Pack says JLL

By |2019-01-23T21:37:40+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

NJ's Life Sciences Cluster Middle-of-the-Pack says JLL The real estate giant, JLL (shortened from Jones Lang Lasalle) publishes an annual list of geographic life science clusters - ranked from most vibrant and evolved to viable, though nascent.  They identify sixteen areas.  New Jersey ranks 8th. JLL's 2018 Rankings of Life Science Clusters - click [...]

Life Sciences Space in NJ is Highly Cost Competitive

By |2019-01-23T21:36:49+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Life Sciences Space in NJ is Highly Cost Competitive Jones Lang LaSalle Inc (JLL) is a real estate business so large, they have their own research department.  One of the sectors they study is Life Sciences.  In addition to North American cluster comparison, they also provide a focused analysis for New Jersey.  According to JLL's [...]