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May Business Briefs

ACY Launches New Service to Chicago and Houston

Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) recently began nonstop flight service to Chicago and Houston, as officials including US Rep. Frank LoBiondo and Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian, joined the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA), and civic and local representatives, in welcoming United Airlines to the Southern New Jersey airport.

“With new flights come new opportunities—for tourism, business and leisure travel, job growth and economic stimulation,” said Rep. LoBiondo (NJ-02), chair of the House Aviation Subcommittee. “By linking Atlantic City International Airport to United Airlines’ two largest hub airports, we’re creating an environment for additional positive developments.”

The Port Authority, in partnership with SJTA, seeks to increase ACY’s offerings to serve the region’s growing population.


Building Construction Begins at Matrix Business
Park at 7A

Matrix Development Group is constructing a 183,000-square-foot speculative industrial facility within Matrix Business Park at 7A, the company’s 480-acre light industrial park in Robbinsville.

The new, state-of-the-art facility reflects the continued strength of the regional industrial market. In December, Matrix broke ground on a new, 220,000-square-foot, build-to-suit facility for Falken Tire, also within Matrix Business Park at 7A. That was followed by Matrix’s sale of a prime lot within the park to pharmaceutical distributor and healthcare information technology company McKesson Corporation, for the development of a 350,000-square-foot industrial facility. Matrix also recently completed construction of a 150,000-square-foot, build-to-suit distribution building for Ritchie & Page Distributing Company, Inc., and sold a parcel to an affiliate of KTR Capital Partners for the development of a one-million-square-foot warehouse for Amazon.


NJMEP Provides Impact of $2.5 Billion to NJ’s Manufacturers

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) announces that its programs and services have helped New Jersey manufacturers realize more than $2.5 billion in value. NJMEP has also enabled Garden State manufacturers to create or retain more than 20,000 jobs for the state’s economy. The numbers reflect NJMEP’s impact from 2000 through 2013 and are reported by an independent third-party, Fors Marsh Group.

NJMEP is a not-for-profit that helps New Jersey’s manufacturers become more profitable. NJMEP’s services are geared toward assisting state manufacturers increase sales, reduce costs, improve efficiencies and spur job creation. The organization is chartered by The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), a network of more than 60 MEP centers across the US and Puerto Rico.


Avaap Moves to New Headquarters in Edison

Avaap, a software development and systems implementation firm specializing in Infor Lawson IT services and solutions, opens its new corporate headquarters in Edison. Avaap has moved its operations from Iselin to Edison to support its growth amid business demand for Infor implementation services and Avaap turnkey software solutions, including Avaap Test Automation and Requisition Dashboard.

Avaap employs a national sales force and has a global footprint with its Center of Excellence in Chennai, India. The company is rapidly growing its consultant team with professionals that have relevant Infor Lawson experience. The new office location provides triple the space of the company’s previous headquarters and supports future operational requirements for growth and expansion.

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