The Millburn-Short Hills area enjoys a thriving economy, with businesses that range from major companies to local shops and services. Due to zoning protection requirements throughout the township, the business environment consists of predominantly light industry and retail merchants. Several shopping areas, including The Mall at Short Hills, and smaller boutique retailers span both Millburn and Short Hills.
There are several corporate headquarters and regional offices located in office parks along a main thoroughfare. Several banks and financial institutions also have regional and corporate offices in the Millburn-Short Hills area. Management, legal, accounting, engineering, medical and consulting businesses add to the diverse mix.