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.


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

$37.3 Billion
$46.1 Billion
$83.4 Billion

vendor relationships


vendor spending


Find Your
Elected Officials



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.


Action CF

AFL-CIO, New Jersey

Alzheimer’s Association

Arthritis Foundation

Baxter Healthcare Corporation

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals


Biogen Idec


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.


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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NJ Organized Labor and the Pharmaceutical Industry Working Together
NJ Organized Labor and the Pharmaceutical Industry Working Together

Learn how New Jersey organized labor and the pharmaceutical industry are working together.

Learn how New Jersey organized labor and the pharmaceutical industry are working together.