Southern New Jersey contains nearly 25 percent of the state’s total population and more than one-third of the state’s land area. The diversity and availability of land in the southern region make it a desirable location for corporate development. Southern New Jersey is comprised of significant amounts of farmland and other open spaces and is a mixture of new construction in growing suburbs as well as historic towns. Thus, the region has ample room to grow the next generation of high-tech firms.
Southern New Jersey offers an excellent system of roadways to facilitate travel in the region, the most recently opened being the section of Route 55 serving parts of Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland counties. Many rail lines serve the area, including a high-speed line between Lindenwold, New Jersey and Philadelphia and a commuter line linking Philadelphia and other communities with Atlantic City.
Major airports (Philadelphia, Newark and Baltimore) and smaller hubs (Wilmington and Atlantic City), as well as train service and interstate highways offer easy access to the seven-county region from New York, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Wilmington. Ships from Delaware River ports transport products and produce all over the world from the region.