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Market Research: Resources for New Jersey

State-level

Basic Sources

For New Jersey data, start with the links to Census information from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Then, browse their Publications & Resource Directory for information on population, housing units, income, poverty, employment, and labor force, including the series of Regional Community Fact Books for each of the 21 counties.


Economics and Business

US Small Business Administration Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories are available for 2014.

The Economic Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture has compiled State Fact Sheets: New Jersey

Demographic and Economic Profile: New Jersey: 2009 from the Rural Policy Research Institute.

You can also try out the interactive "Taking Care of Business" Site Evaluator map tool from the NJ Geographic Information Network.


Housing and Construction

The New Jersey Association of Realtors provides the monthly Local Market Updates by county, with median sale price for homes sold, as well as the annual New Jersey Home Buyer and Seller Profile.

The state Labor Department publishes extracts of Census Bureau data for Residential Housing Units Authorized By Building Permits, broken down by county and municipality.


Health and Healthcare

The Kaiser State Health Facts Website provides much data related to Demographics and the Economy for New Jersey (and you can make comparisons with other states).

Many aspects of child well-being in New Jersey are profiled by the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

The National Center for Children in Poverty has these state profiles for New Jersey:


Race and Ethnicity

Demographic Profile of Hispanics in New Jersey, 2011 is from the Pew Hispanic Center.

The Census Information Center of the Asian American Federation of New York has prepared two useful reports for New Jersey based on data from the Census Bureau:

The Asian American Federation has other Census Profiles and Publications available.

The Arab American Institute offers this brief profile of Arab Americans in New Jersey: 2011.


Development Plans

Connections 2035 from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Highlands Regional Master Plan from the New Jersey Highlands Council

New Jersey Energy Master Plan

New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority Master Plan

New Jersey State Plan

Route 1 Regional Growth Strategy coordinated by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)

Targeting Transit: Assessing Development Opportunities Around New Jersey’s Transit Stations from New Jersey Future

Many others plans are listed in this Inventory of Existing Plans compiled by Together North Jersey (also known as the North Jersey Sustainable Communities Consortium).

Community Development

Use the CDFI State Profiles to find a community development financial institution in your state.

In New Jersey, Financing & Incentives are available from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

You can consult the Economic Development Directory: New Jersey to locate an economic development corporation in your city or county.

And most New Jersey cities and communities are represented in the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Directory.

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