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Bergen County Quality of Life
Bergen County is well situated in the northeastern corner of the state of New Jersey, strategically nestled in the heart of the New York Metropolitan area. Located in one of the nation's wealthiest regions, the county is home to nearly one million residents, a vibrant and diverse business community and retail opportunities that are second to none. Bergen County offers many extraordinary attributes including highway access, quality of life, educated workforce, diverse housing stock and a supportive business environment for owners and employees to do business.

Road System
Our ample road system and transportation infrastructure allow businesses to access customers and suppliers with a well-developed road system that includes the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway and the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Bergen County commuters and visitors enjoy convenient access to public transportation assets whether it is bus, train or ferry. NJ Transit, the nation's largest statewide public transportation system serves the county. Teterboro Airport is another convenient transportation option for general aviation as well as charter flights located just 12 miles from Midtown Manhattan.

Labor Force
Our labor force is one of our greatest attributes. According to the 2010 U.S. Census Bergen County's percentage of adults with a college degree or higher is 44.2% which is 10% higher than the national average. Our sought after colleges and universities continue to enhance and tailor curriculum to educate the workforce of our future for our growing companies.

Culture & Recreation
Bergen County ranks high in quality of life indicators. The Bergen County Park System features a nationally accredited zoo, five golf courses, 21 parks, two horseback riding areas, an environmental center and nine historic sites. The county is proud to be home to nearly 9,000 acres of assorted cultural and recreational opportunities.

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Featured Property of the Month 

The Meadows
201-301 Route 17 North
Rutherford, NJ

The Meadows

Sony Music is the most recent in a string of tenants committing to The Meadows
in Rutherford, N.J., signing a 39,200-square-foot, long-term lease, according to
exclusive leasing agent Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF). The deal
follows a 12-month span of rapid leasing at the Class A office park.

Sony will occupy the top two floors of 301 Route 17 North in December 2014,
when it relocates from its current offices in Lyndhurst, N.J. The new space
offers great panoramic views of New York City, a convenient location for its
current employees and recent upgrades to the property.

In the last fifteen months, $3.4 million in renovations have been completed at The
Meadows located at 201 - 301 Route 17 North. In that time, NGKF negotiated
17 transactions, totaling more than 216,000 square feet, including SGS North
America's long-term extension for 36,900 square feet.

Fourteen of those were new deals, such as Shisheido's 26,520-square-foot lease
and Clermont Specialty Managers' 18,768-square-foot lease.

"In the last few years when the economy was slow, many owners didn't spend
the capital to improve their properties. Onyx's philosophy has been to keep up to
modern standards and made a wise investment during that pivotal window," said
NGKF Managing Director Blake Goodman, who represents the office park's
owner. "It speaks volumes about ownership's dedication and it has set The
Meadows apart from other properties in the area."

Last year, the parking area was resurfaced and the curb cut expanded, plus new
monument signage, an outdoor sitting area with a water feature and Wi-Fi were
added. The cafeteria, lobbies, shared conference facility and fitness center were
updated, along with new elevator cabs, upper floor lobby landings and
bathrooms. Additionally, the on-site shuttle service now makes direct stops at the
Secaucus Transfer Station.

The two 12-story buildings, totaling 600,000 square feet, offer a myriad of
amenities for the discerning tenant. They include on-site security, a conference
center, daycare center and a sundries store. The ownership, which manages the
building, is also located on-site to better facilitate requests from tenants. The
property is conveniently located near major highways and airports and features
easy access to the N.J. Turnpike and the Lincoln Tunnel.

The occupancy of the property increased to nearly 90 percent after the new deals.
One full floor of 26,520 square feet or contiguous spaces between 1,200 square
feet and 38,000 square feet remain available. Executive Managing Directors Tim
Greiner and Frank Recine also comprise the leasing team.

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Director of BCEDC

One Bergen County Plaza
Fourth Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Ph: 201-336-7500
Fx: 201-336-6449

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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