Vineland is home to a diversified group of regional and international companies anchored by the food processing, cold storage, and scientific glass industries. Well-known global brands including Rich Products, Bridor USA, Hanover Foods, Corning, Archer Daniels Midland, Tyson Foods, and Gershheimer, are all located here.
The City of Vineland has two municipally owned industrial parks with existing infrastructure which offer per acre prices significantly lower than most other northeast locations, and a third 300 acre park is currently in development. All are located adjacent to Route 55. In addition, Vineland maintains one of the lowest construction cost indices in New Jersey. There are also a number of affordable sites and existing facilities which are located outside of the industrial parks.
Agriculture has been an integral part of the life and commerce in Vineland since its founding. Today, there are dozens of family farms with hundreds of acres of farmland within the city which produce a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
The city is also home to the Vineland Produce Auction, which is the largest farmer’s cooperative on the east coast of the United States and serves as an assembly and distribution point for a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition to serving the needs of 550 local growers in southern New Jersey, the auction also provides a network of broker, buyer, and wholesale activities to numerous domestic and international markets including Canada and the Caribbean Basin. Vineland and the Cumberland County area, also have one of the most progressive nursery and floriculture industries in the United States, and ranks number one in greenhouse, nursery, floriculture, and sod production in the state.
A strong work ethic thrives in Vineland, and businesses and companies of all sizes will find a productive and stable workforce with a variety of skills at very competitive labor costs. Companies can draw from a multi-county region that includes a labor force of over 300,000, so the pool of potential manufacturing workers is especially deep. Vineland also has a well-established network of business support services, technical expertise, and resources including financial incentives and customized workforce education and training programs to fit an employer’s individual needs, and a designated Urban Enterprise Zone.