Newark is the strongest knowledge center in the state and home to distinguished institutions of higher education with more than 50,000 students, faculty and staff within walking distance of Newark’s Central Business District. With a growing population demand among highly educated professionals, Newark is seeing a burgeoning downtown with over 10 thousand residential units in the development pipeline to capture this market.

This strong university and research base in the City of Newark also serves as an incentive to entrepreneurs and key business industries that are looking for opportunities to grow or expand their business and access to talent. As a City with a high concentration of talent, Newark is where knowledge-based enterprises are created and empowered. With a strong commitment to workforce development, business incubation and planning, Newark Colleges and Universities are creating a pathway to connect students and community members to vast opportunities and resources.