Morris Plains – a great place for business!
Morris Plains is home to corporate headquarters, popular franchises, and well-loved, small family businesses. Here are a few reasons why Morris Plains is the perfect location to open your own successful business venture.
1. Flourishing Business Districts
- Attractive, walkable downtown with a mid-town direct train station and anchor stores like Arthur’s Tavern, Woodam Korean BBQ, and the top-rated Time for a Bagel as well as other diverse dining options, Regalo gift shop, GPS Plumbing Supply showroom and other retail and professional offices.
- Bustling highway commercial zones including a sought after “Briarcliff Commons,” home of Uncle Giuseppe’s, Morris County’s first , Chick-fil-a and Crumbl Cookie, Kohls/Sephora, First Watch, Sketchers, Bottle King, and more
- Sought-after corporate, light industrial, and mixed-use space that houses Weichert Commercial Brokerage headquarters, Temptime Corporation, Evernorth (a division of Cigna), AHS Investments, CareFinders, Coty Research & Development, and Cryport Systems, to name a few
2. Convenient Transportation Options
- Sidewalks, crosswalks, and bike racks create a walkable, bikeable downtown and neighborhood
- NJ Transit Mid-Town Direct Train on the Morris and Essex line that attracts prospective employees as well as business patrons and shoppers. Access to Secaucus Junction, Newark Broad Street, Hoboken Terminal and New York Penn Station. Bike locker rentals and bike racks available.
- NJ Transit Bus Stations along main arteries in the Borough
- Proximity to major interstate highways I-287 and I-80, as well as NJ-10 and U.S. Route 202.
- Electric Vehicle Charging Stations located in parking lots in our downtown district, corporate offices, and shopping centers, with more planned in the future
- Airport proximity: Morristown, Newark Liberty International Airport, LaGuardia, JFK International Airport, Teterboro Airport
- Home to successful corporate headquarters, research & development firms, top-rated franchises and a diverse mix of successful small businesses and restaurants
- Personal, streamlined zoning process and minor-site plan processes
- Public and permitted parking availability
- The Borough is committed to working with businesses, landlords and the public to create a vibrant business economy and welcoming environment for business owners and patrons, and a Business Development Committee was created to coordinate these efforts
- Attractive, quaint, and welcoming downtown with benches, seasonal decorations and decorative street lighting
- A popular weekly farmers market and seasonal celebrations in the historic “Merchant Block” across from the train station downtown
- Loyal, local customers who support our businesses with their dollars and social media posts
- Safe community with visible community policing presence and low crime rate and a dedicated, volunteer fire department and first aid squad
4. Morris Plains Purchasing Power (2020 US Census)
- Population 6,135 – one of the top 4 fastest growing municipalities in Morris CountyPersons per
- household: 2.48
- Median household income: $127,021
- Owner occupied housing unit rate: 76.7%
- Median value of owner-occupied housing units: $540,900
- Median gross rent: $2,300
- 96.4% of households own a computer and 94.5% have a broadband internet subscription
- One of the four the fastest-growing municipalities in Morris County between 2010 and 2022
- 64.5% of persons 25 or older have a bachelor’s degree or higher97.3% of persons 25 or older have a high school diploma or higher
- One of four school districts in the state to be designated a Future Ready Schools-NJ Silver Distinction District
- 70.7% of persons 16+ are in the civilian labor force
- The total employed population in 2020 was 3,377 persons
- Residents work in a variety of fields including education, healthcare, professional, finance, scientific, law enforcement, construction, retail services, and more.