Choose New Jersey joins online economic development marketplace

Eric Strauss//October 20, 2014

Choose New Jersey joins online economic development marketplace

Eric Strauss//October 20, 2014

Statewide economic development organization Choose New Jersey is one of three sites that recently signed an agreement with StateBook International, an online marketplace uniting EDOs, site selectors and communities around the country, StateBook announced Monday.As a result, the Plainsboro-based group will use StateBook’s computerized data platform and marketplace starting in 2015, the Kingston, New York-based company said in a news release.

“Site selectors have long recognized New Jersey’s strengths, including its strategic Northeast location, its access to consumers and top-tier talent, its reliable utility infrastructure and its ability to quickly move people and products, but it’s the state’s new tax incentives that are making it especially competitive,” Tracye McDaniel, president and CEO of Choose New Jersey, said in a prepared statement.

“StateBook will showcase the merits of locations in a way that individual economic development organizations couldn’t do on their own, and it will help every community in New Jersey compete. We’re excited to be in on the ground floor, and to have a new venue in which to shine.”

As a charter member, Choose New Jersey will be able to upload its own information for site selectors to view, as well as utilizing StateBook’s statistics and data tools.

“StateBook is answering a pressing market need,” Calandra Cruickshank, president of StateBook International, said in a statement. “Our platform is the first to aggregate the more than 20,000 data points relevant to site selection decision to help businesses identify sustainable communities for their headquarters, manufacturing facilities and more.”


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