From New Jersey’s first capital to cosmopolitan city and international transportation hub, Elizabeth has been in the center of the action since it was founded in 1665.
On behalf of the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, I invite you to become part of this thriving, vibrant city. Elizabeth Now Magazine is part of the Chamber’s effort to share the news about Elizabeth and its historic past, booming present and shining future.
At the crossroads of major highways and rail lines, and as home to Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport and the world’s largest containership port, Elizabeth moves people and goods across the country and
around the world. And the world comes to Elizabeth – to work, to live and share many cultures, and to shop at a mall that has become a tourist destination in itself.
Elizabeth is as historic as the Revolutionary War veterans and signers of the Declaration of Independence who once lived here and fought for the American cause, and as up-to-date as the new state-of-the-art railroad station that will send thousands of commuters on their way to New York, Washington, and throughout the Northeast Corridor.
But we’re not all about history and business. There’s plenty to do here – from a walk in a tree-shaded park to colorful cultural festivals, from shopping to restaurants, from historic sites to golf courses.
We hope you enjoy this issue of Elizabeth Now. Be sure to visit GoElizabethNJ. com, the website of our Elizabeth Destination Marketing Organization (EDMO), to learn more about how you can become part of a great city.
Victor M. Nichols, Publisher