Woodbridge has enjoyed a lucrative economy since its early days focused primarily in agricultural business. With the region’s fine day deposits, it did not take long for the brick manufacturing business to surpass that of farming. While the detection of fine clay deposits proved to be a successful venture, initially bringing big industry to the township, many other businesses were drawn into the area, making today’s economy as divergent as ever. Now, Woodbridge is home to top industries of healthcare, education, professional services, retail trade, social service, waste management services and many others.
Acclaimed businesses such as Siemens Corporation, Prudential and Hess have established commerce in Woodbridge. The attraction of businesses such as these is due to Woodbridge’s ever-prospering economic sector, its strategic location among major markets and transportation routes and the availability of organizations for unsurpassed commerce support.
Positioned at the crossroads of the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway, and in close proximity to the busy Newark Liberty International Airport, industrial rail lines and additional highways, Woodbridge is afforded quick access to the bustling markers of New York and Philadelphia. The area’s great transportation network makes it easy for businesses to reach the consumer market efficiently and effectively.
Aiding the township’s already business-friendly environment are organizations dedicated to the well being of local commerce Working to attract new businesses, as well as support the area’s already established businesses, the Woodbridge Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO) has designed a number of programs to create successful ventures for area entities.
For more than 40 years, the Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce has been a significant aspect of the business community. Boasting a membership of more than 450 businesses, the Chamber has given Woodbridge companies endless opportunities for growth through networking events, educational programs, affordable advertising, member-to-member discounts and referrals not to mention the organization’s legislative influence, which ensures that each business’ voice is heard on the political forum.
Small businesses, whether established or just starting up, have an excellent avenue through the College of New Jersey Small Business Development Center. Counseling over 600 businesses and training around 2,000 each year, the SBDC is important to small businesses in the community. The organization offers free management and technical assistance through one-on-one and/or group consultations, informational seminars and interactive workshops.
Additionally; the state of New Jersey provides a full range of programming for businesses in Woodbridge through the New Jersey Commerce and Economic Growth Commission. Businesses can access departments specializing in Business Retention and Expansion, Business Attraction and Real Estate Services and Sustainable Business to name a few.