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.

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Supporting High Quality Jobs in New Jersey

The innovative biopharmaceutical sector directly supported 60,715 jobs in New Jersey in 2017. These jobs are often high-skill, high-wage professions.

The industry also supported another 244,543 jobs indirectly, for a total of about 305,258 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 $6.3 billion in personal taxes in 2017—$5.6 billion in federal taxes and $697 million in state taxes.

New Jersey's Economic Impact

In 2017, the biopharmaceutical sector supported $83.4 billion in economic output for the state of New Jersey.

Direct Output per Direct Employee in 2017

$614,168
$176,728
$37.3 Billion
$46.1 Billion
$83.4 Billion

vendor relationships

5,566

vendor spending

$7,920,347,489

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2020 We Work For Health Champion - Brendan Monahan - Novartis
2020 We Work For Health Champion - Brendan Monahan - Novartis

Brendan and the Novartis Emergency Management team was called into action to lead the company's U.S. COVID-19 response team. His tasks included procuring and delivering 125,000 face coverings, 16,000 thermometers and 5,000 field force kits (masks, gloves, sanitizer, wipes)....

Brendan and the Novartis Emergency Management team was called into action to lead the company's U.S. COVID-19 response team. His tasks included procuring and delivering 125,000 face coverings, 16,000 thermometers and 5,000 field force kits (masks, gloves, sanitizer, wipes). He also monitored and coordinated differing regulatory compliance requirements across 50 states while instituting an active on-site pre-screening program to support critical activities (25,000+ screenings across 17 sites).

2020 We Work For Health Champion - John Hoffman - Johnson & Johnson
2020 We Work For Health Champion - John Hoffman - Johnson & Johnson

As the Head of Health Policy and Advocacy, John works to protect patient access by collaborating with both advocacy groups and with the J&J Government Affairs and Policy team. The Brooks Group ADVOCATE report has recognized Mr. Hoffman and his colleagues as leaders of...

As the Head of Health Policy and Advocacy, John works to protect patient access by collaborating with both advocacy groups and with the J&J Government Affairs and Policy team. The Brooks Group ADVOCATE report has recognized Mr. Hoffman and his colleagues as leaders of advocacy relations in the pharmaceutical industry.

2020 We Work For Health Champion - Jeff Perdue - Bristol Myers Squibb
2020 We Work For Health Champion - Jeff Perdue - Bristol Myers Squibb

Outside of his role as a Senior Regional Director, Jeff frequently represents Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) at meetings and events with federal and state elected officials and with other key policymaker stakeholders. He is a passionate advocate for the patients the industry...

Outside of his role as a Senior Regional Director, Jeff frequently represents Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) at meetings and events with federal and state elected officials and with other key policymaker stakeholders. He is a passionate advocate for the patients the industry serves. He has been instrumental in getting his colleagues involved by recruiting new PAC members and grassroots Ambassadors. As a result, the programs have grown and succeeded because of his work and dedication.