Last year’s version of this list was published just a few weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the state and the country. Reading through the 2020 list today is like opening a time capsule. That world was quite different than the way we live in 12 months later.
The list had fewer government officials than past iterations – a conscious decision reflecting the view that business leaders were the true drivers of the state’s economy. Decisions on hiring, acquisitions and expansion were more consequential in the long term than an agency rule or executive order.
2021 NJBIZ Power 100 honorees are ranked from 1 to 10, with the remainder appearing alphabetically.