It's called 'The Hub' and Murphy swears it will help make us a tech magnet

Photo: Gov. Murphy announces The Hub Photo Credit: Gov. Murphy Flickr

Gov. Murphy announces The Hub | Gov. Murphy Flickr

NJ Advance Media for

It’s called “The Hub” — a redevelopment project in New Brunswick that Gov. Phil Murphy says will help realize his goal of making New Jersey a magnet for scientific and technological innovation.

Plus, he said, it will bring “lots” of new jobs to the state.

Murphy and a bevy of state, local, education, and business officials gathered Monday at Rutgers University to tout the long-planned 12-acre complex, which will mix residences, retail, research facilities, and space for science and tech companies.

Plans for the project go back five years — well before Murphy was governor — and Murphy stressed that Monday was not a “ribbon-cutting ceremony.” 

But the governor, a Democrat who took office in January, said there is now a “will” to get the project moving along. 

“This is the first step in a long journey that will take a long time,” the governor told reporters at the news conference at Rutgers’ Winants Hall. “But it is a journey that will be worth it.”

Rutgers President Robert Barchi called Murphy the “catalyst” for the project being kicked into gear.

The governor’s office referred to the project as a partnership between the state, private corporations, and Rutgers, New Jersey’s largest university.

Read more:


Sharing is caring!

762 More posts in Around New Jersey category
Recommended for you
These are Five of the Startups Working at the HAX Development Program in Newark

Here are five of the 10 startups participating in the HAX deep-tech startup development program...