NJEDA provides economic incentives to Judaica publisher to relocate from Brooklyn to Rahway

By Emily Bader
Rahway | Nov 14, 2018 at 10:03 am

Mesorah Publications Ltd., a Brooklyn-based publisher of Judaica, has been awarded economic incentives by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to move to Rahway.

Mesorah said it is near capacity in its current buildings and was in need of a larger and more modern space.

As a result, Mesorah engaged site selectors WRE Consulting and ThinkForward Financial to find its new home.

The site selectors, Mesorah said, found suitable properties in Westchester County, New York and New Jersey, but the state’s economic incentives were the deciding factors.

“There is no doubt that the Grow NJ award was the critical factor in Mesorah’s decision to move from Brooklyn to N.J.,” Lee Winter of WRE Consulting, said. “The interest that Governor (Phil) Murphy and the NJEDA showed in helping Mesorah also convinced the company that N.J. was the right place to make a new home for the company.”

The company said it plans to purchase and renovate an industrial building in Rahway. It’s move will help with its expansion efforts as well as create more than 100 new jobs for the area.

“The incentives will play a critical role in the company’s expansion and the creation of over 100 new jobs in Rahway,” Sunil Aggarwal of ThinkForward Financial said. “Mesorah has always been part of the community in which it operates and looks forward to continuing this tradition and strengthening its bonds with the City of Rahway.”

Emily Bader | ebader@roi-nj.com | emilybader