New Jersey

New Jersey

We Work for Health of New Jersey seeks to educate our elected leaders, the news media and the communities they serve about the important contributions these companies and their employees make to the health and economic security of individuals, local communities, and to the state of New Jersey. The state’s biopharmaceutical companies stand together with our business and community partners to educate elected leaders on critical public policy issues that allow our sector, and the surrounding community.

The biopharmaceutical sector is the foundation of one of New Jersey’s most dynamic innovation and business ecosystems. Not only does the industry invest heavily in the research and development of new treatments and cures, it also generates high quality jobs, powers economic output and exports for the U.S. economy and sustains a very large-scale supply chain.

65,199
376,507

Supporting High Quality Jobs in New Jersey

The innovative biopharmaceutical sector directly supported 65,199 jobs in New Jersey in 2015. These jobs are often high-skill, high-wage professions.

The industry also supported another 311,308 jobs indirectly, for a total of about 376,507 jobs across the New Jersey economy. These additional jobs are with vendors and suppliers such as construction companies and I.T. companies, and jobs generated by the sector’s employees such as day care centers and restaurants.

New Jersey workers whose jobs were supported by the biopharmaceutical sector paid a total of $7.7 billion in personal taxes in 2015—$6.9 billion in federal taxes and $847 million in state taxes.

New Jersey's Economic Impact

In 2015, the biopharmaceutical sector supported $104.7 billion in economic output for the state of New Jersey—including $42.9 billion generated directly by the sector, and another $61.8 billion through its vendors and suppliers and through the economic activity of its workforce. 

Direct Output per Direct Employee in 2015

$657,966
$178,915
$42.9 Billion
$61.8 Billion
$104.7 Billion

vendor relationships

8,075

vendor spending

$6,185,047,991

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Elected Officials

Partners

Co-Chairs

Debbie Hart, President & CEO, BioNJ

Joseph Pannullo, Mayor, East Hanover Township; Chair, Mayors Committee on Life Sciences

Dean J. Paranicas, President and CEO, HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ)

Lisa Yourman, Executive Director, Action CF

Member Organizations

Abbott Point of Care, Inc.

AbbVie

Action CF

AFL-CIO, New Jersey

Alzheimer’s Association

Arthritis Foundation

Baxter Healthcare Corporation

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals

BD

Biogen Idec

BioNJ

BioPharma Research Council

Bristol Myers Squibb

Celgene Corporation

Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

Commerce and Industry Association of NJ

Crohn’s Colitis Effect

Daiichi Sankyo

EDSers United

Eisai, Inc.

Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.

GlaxoSmithKline

HealthCare Institute of New Jersey

Ikaria, Inc.

ImClone Systems Incorporated

Innovation NJ

Johnson & Johnson

Mechanical & Allied Crafts Council of NJ

Merck & Co, Inc.

Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce

Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company

Morris County Chamber of Commerce

NAMI Mercer

NAMI New Jersey

NAMI Somerset

New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA)

New Jersey Building & Construction Trades Council

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce

New Jersey Conference of Mayors

New Jersey Laborers Union

New Jersey Life Science Vendors Alliance

New Jersey Mayors Committee on Life Sciences

New Jersey Pipe Trades

New Jersey State League of Municipalities

New Jersey State Society

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Novo Nordisk Inc.

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. (OAPI)

Pfizer, Inc.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Praising Healthy Ministries

RASopathies Network

Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship - Farleigh Dickinson University

Sanofi U.S.

Somerset County Business Partnership

Southern New Jersey Development Council

South Jersey Senior Marketing Group

Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey

Stevens Institute of Technology

Stockton Center on Successful Aging

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

The Life Raft Group

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