Why is New Providence the right choice for your business?

New Providence is a warm and welcoming community where you’ll find friendly store owners and nice neighbors. We boast a vibrant downtown business district, which has recently completed a $1.5 million streetscape project. We are very proud of our fine specialty shops and incredible restaurants. In addition to our local businesses and professionals, corporate businesses include companies with worldwide reputations in their field. New Providence hosts corporate and executive offices, which include C.R. Bard (leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of health care products), Reed International (one of the world’s top publishing and information companies), Linde (worldwide industrial gases, vacuum technologies and distribution services company), Panasonic Corporation, and Alcatel-Lucent.

Our close proximity to bus and rail lines, Newark Liberty International Airport, the Garden State Parkway, the New Jersey Turnpike, and Interstate 78 allows for easy transportation to not only the state and region, but also to unlimited national and international destinations, making it uniquely accessible to suppliers, customers, and labor markets. New Providence is also near some of the country’s finest universities and community colleges.

Our AA+ bond rating attests to strong economic health and prudent fiscal management. We boast a fully accredited Police Department and state certified volunteer rescue squad. Thanks to the community’s strong tax base, our residents enjoy the best in schools, parks and recreational programs. In addition, New Providence boasts many fine cultural and recreational attractions, and a high quality housing stock in a variety of styles and prices. Inside New Jersey magazine listed New Providence as one of the best places to buy a house in New Jersey in its October 2008 edition.

The New Providence Business & Professional Association was established to provide community leadership in the promotion of economic development in New Providence. The goals of this organization are to promote the New Providence business community; serve as a vehicle to respond to community needs; enhance awareness of New Providence businesses; unify communications among and between businesses and the community; and attract and support new business development.

New Providence is business-friendly and eager to help you succeed.

Whether you’re starting a new business or your business is establishing a location in the borough, there are a number of items of interest you may wish to address as you open for business.

Starting a New Business

What you need to know before you begin…

Using an Existing Business Location

Protect yourself by knowing your lease, zoning, “continued certificate of operation” and more…

Building and Renovation

What to expect from your Planning Board process…

Operating a Business: Items of Note

Find out more about Ordinances, Fire Codes, Police, Emergency Communications Network (Code Red System), Board of Health, Public Works and Signs…

Growing Your Business

The best way to grow your business, is to become a greater part of the community.  The NPBPA is a great resource for you!

Business Resources

Additional information, contacts and forms you may need…