Life Sciences

The world’s largest companies have headquarters and R&D activities in Somerset County, with a particular strength in biopharma, medical devices, and personal care products, and a growing hub of cell & gene therapy manufacturers. 

Some of the companies that have chosen to call Somerset County home:


  • Ranked #2 for labor force participation in New Jersey.
  • Talent hot spot for data scientists and compliance officers.
  • Exceed national average for: biological technicians, chemical engineers, industrial engineers, and packaging & filling machine operators.
  • #1 region nationwide for chemists.
  • Highest cluster of degree of specialization in biopharma and medical devices in New Jersey.


Somerset County and its municipalities continue to invest in infrastructure that facilitates growth, including at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC), which is the #1 community college for career training in New Jersey.

  • 1st Clean Room environment at a community college in New Jersey is being built by RVCC with a curriculum developed in collaboration with cell and gene therapy manufacturers.
  • Competitive package of tax credit and incentive programs offered by the State for companies that locate or expand here, and from the County when companies build in designated “Eligible Incentive Locations.”
  • Local & County officials are working together to bring a 2 million square foot multi-tenant development to market in Bedminster and has already been re-zoned for high-tech and aseptic manufacturing.


Somerset County has 200 million square feet of industrial real estate, and since 2022, the following companies have announced plans to occupy 700,000+ SF of space: