As the largest city in the state of New Jersey and one of the oldest cities in the country, Newark is rich with a history that spans over 350 years.
Newark is the second largest city in the New York metropolitan area with a population of over 280,000. Located only 8 miles west of Manhattan, New York, it is home to the region’s largest transportation hub.
Port Newark, the major container shipping terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey, is the largest on the East Coast and the third largest in the United States.
Newark Liberty International Airport was the first municipal commercial airport in the United States, and today is one of its busiest in the nation.
Corporations such as Prudential Financial, Audible.com, Panasonic Corporation of North America and PSEG have chosen Newark as their headquarters.
Newark also is home to several universities. Rutgers–Newark (including the nationally ranked law school and UMDNJ medical school), the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Seton Hall University's Law School. Among others, its cultural and sports venues include the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the Prudential Center.