Atlantic County’s business-friendly outlook, diverse makeup and ideal location near major markets have made it an extremely appealing locale for businesses of all sizes and types. This area takes pride in its treasury of exceptional opportunities and its flourishing economy—features that are greatly supported and complemented by its highly skilled workforce. Thanks to the excellent educational options in the area – including superb public school districts, vocational education and superior higher education facilities – the region’s labor base is one of its most significant assets.
While numerous industries thrive here, tourism has remained the number one industry since the advent of casino gaming more than 30 years ago. Atlantic City’s year-round tourism industry currently employs more than 50,000 people, a number that is projected to expand in the coming years. The resort draws approximately 32 million visitors a year who take advantage of the area’s magnificent hotels and resorts, casinos, golf courses, retail shops, restaurants and a multitude of unique attractions found only in Atlantic City and its closely surrounding area of Atlantic County.
As a result of the $268 million investment of the Atlantic City Convention Center, even more businesses and travelers make their way to the region. The vast facility boasts more than 500,000 square feet of exhibition space and has placed itself among the top convention and trade show venues in the U.S.
The healthcare sector stands as the second-largest industry serving the Atlantic City region, with a wealth of additional industries playing a significant role in the local economy as well.
What’s more, Atlantic City and the remainder of Atlantic County are fortunate to be served by a host of business-focused organizations and services designed to support the area’s economic vitality. Through such entities as the Chamber, local governing bodies, the New Jersey Small Business Development Center and the Atlantic City Special Improvement District – among many others – the local economy is well-positioned to continue to grow and prosper into the future.