The Glassboro Experience

Glassboro is a progressive community, always looking to the future. In a partnership between the municipality, Rowan University and local public schools, the future of education and sustainable livability is being created.

Made in America makes us proud in Glassboro, NJ.  The evidence of precision craftsmanship and manufacturing is alive and well.  In 2017/18, we added hundreds of new jobs and 100+ companies either started, moved here or made expansions within the borough’s limits. 

By buying locally made products you are not only supporting our local economy, but you are also taking a stand for fair wages and ethical production.

American manufacturing employees get paid decent wages and work decent hours in safe environments, controlled by our governing rules and regulations. This is not the case in many other parts of the world.

By buying locally made products you are helping to reduce transport emissions from container ships. Such transport is also known to disrupt life in our oceans.

By buying locally made products you are making the safe choice. A factory in the USA cannot emit toxic waste or chemicals into rivers and lands without consequences. That fact also means that the raw materials that went into a Made in USA product are deemed safe for us to use.



Glassboro hosts several outstanding events each year. Promotions by businesses and organizations, performing arts festivals, design extravaganzas, community activities, retail promotions, Restaurant Week, film festivals, Tech and Science Weeks - and First Fridays - are only some of the treats in the lineup.

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We couldn’t be more honored to host some of the most interesting and innovative brands to come out of the South Jersey Area.

An 81-Acre Redevelopment Project

Including the 26-acre Rowan Boulevard project linking Rowan University to businesses on East and West High Streets in Downtown Glassboro

More than 2,000

Living in market-rate housing on Rowan Boulevard and off  West High Street

OVER 4,040 students

Living on Rowan Boulevard (upon completion) with direct access to downtown merchants and activities

More than 100 (and growing!)

New commercial businesses, boosting the local economy by more than $48 million annually

OVER $450 Million

In private investment for Rowan Boulevard alone, making it the largest redevelopment project in New Jersey

MORE than 16,000

Rowan University students, faculty and staff within walking distance of Downtown Glassboro

More than 300,000

Square Feet of restaurant, retail, neighborhood services, health & wellness and entertainment space

More than 1,100

Part time and full time jobs created by Rowan Boulevard;
Since 2010, Glassboro’s unemployment rate decreased from 11% to 5% 

OVER 94,000

People within 5 miles of Glassboro

MORE than 350,000

People within a 10-mile radius




Our charming character and fascinating history are just the beginning!  You will find that Glassboro, New Jersey offers many appealing qualities that you are looking for in a community for your business.

Excellent Location

Glassboro is in an ideal location.  We are centrally located, and are in close proximity to the borders of Philadelphia and Delaware.  From here, your business can reach customers from Atlantic City, Philadelphia and Wilmington, as well as those in Central New Jersey and New York.

A Superior Quality of Life

Perhaps our biggest selling point is the excellent quality of life that is available in Glassboro. Glassboro has a range of housing choices including very affordable homes. We possess a very low crime rate, state-of-the-art healthcare and fabulous recreational opportunities. Then, there are our excellent public and private schools, wonderful arts, entertainment and cultural activities and facilities, and first-class athletic facilities. In Glassboro, you will find comfortable living in a location with a strong sense of community. And there’s more to come – with multiple retail, housing, and artistic projects underway, Glassboro will continue to be a premier community for living, learning, working and visiting. Please join us as we celebrate a grand past – and build an exciting future.


A Skilled and Dedicated Workforce

Rowan University offers a strong, annual labor supply. This is paired with a skilled workforce created in part by industry giants like Liscio's Bakery and Demountable Concepts. In Glassboro, you will find credentialed workers looking to branch out, to grow and to face new challenges. In addition, Gloucester County’s strong workforce development and training programs offer numerous sources of workers and funding to meet a full range of staffing needs.

Ready for New Business

As you’ll find on this site, Glassboro is poised and ready for new business! Our Economic Development Office is set up to personally help with any questions you may have about starting or locating a business in Glassboro, NJ. In addition, we offer attractive incentives and programs to encourage growth and new business opportunities.

Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.
— Jane Jacobs
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