People are moving out of New Jersey – But is that a good thing?

Several studies have shown that many New Jersey residents are moving out of the state at a high rate. New Jerseyans say that the high cost of living in the state is forcing them to move to Pennsylvania and elsewhere. But as a state with an already high population, and not much open land left, […]

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Have Office Parks Become Obsolete?

The same demographic trends threatening New Jersey’s malls have left the state with dozens of abandoned office parks—sometimes referred to as “gray fields”—and countless vacancies in suburban office buildings. Lately, however, technology has changed the workplace again. “In 2007, the iPhone was introduced, heralding the smartphone era and providing mobility for workers,” says James Hughes, […]

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The New Jersey counties that are growing (or shrinking) the fastest

According to James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, New Jersey has seen a “new demographic normal” since 2010 as people step away from the suburbs they once clamored for, and instead move into the cities. “Places such as Hudson County, Union County and Bergen […]

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County expects population loss in next census

Sussex County remains on pace to lose population between 10-year U.S. censuses for the first time in a century. The Census Bureau’s annual population estimates, released Thursday, showed the county’s population decreasing from 145,004 in 2014 to 143,673 in 2015. It was the fifth straight year that Sussex County’s popular declined, said James Hughes, dean […]

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Bergen leads population growth trend, halts flow to other parts of N.J.

A decades-long population shift from northeastern New Jersey to other parts of the state has come to an abrupt halt, with Bergen and Hudson counties leading a new growth trend that has potentially broad financial, political and social implications. The New Jersey numbers reveal how a renewed interest in living and working in and around […]

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NJ leads the US in ‘outmigration’

“Between 2010 and 2015, New Jersey had a net domestic migration loss of 269,194 people — that is a net figure: 269,194 more people moved from New Jersey to the rest of the country than people from the rest of country moved to New Jersey,” said James W. Hughes, distinguished professor and dean of the […]

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New York Life could move 325 employees to Jersey City

“Filling that building with other tenants is really a significant achievement for the waterfront,” said James Hughes, dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. Crain’s New York Business, April 14

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Hudson County fastest growing county in state, new U.S. Census data shows

“This is really what we’d call a demographic long wave,” James Hughes, dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University told NJ Advance Media. “It’s been going on for a long time and it will continue to go on. The result is a sustained increase in diversity and population.” NJ.com, […]

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Building, jobs, lifestyles, drive Jersey City’s boomlet

James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, said Jersey City can never be overlooked due to its close proximity to New York City, but it’s also benefiting from what he calls the “greatest age structure transformation in history.” NJ101.5.com, March 27

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