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Robert Rudin, vice chairman, and Jason Price, tri-state suburbs research director of Cushman & Wakefield Robert Rudin, vice chairman, and Jason Price, tri-state suburbs research director of Cushman & Wakefield

PRINCETON, NJ—The life sciences industry is a driving force in New Jersey’s economy, fueling the state through revenue and job growth. According to a report by Cushman & Wakefield, the life sciences industry contributes $47.5 billion to the state economy annually, 86% higher than the national average for this sector. Many of the world’s largest life sciences companies are headquartered or have a major presence in the Garden State. Currently, there are 3,280 life science facilities in the state that employ more than 117,000 people in fields like pharmaceuticals, biotech and medical devices.

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