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New Jersey’s Advanced Manufacturing Talent Network (AMTN) builds partnerships in the manufacturing industry to develop and support advanced manufacturing in the Garden State and formulate strategies for competing at the regional, national, and global levels.


The AMTN, led by the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP), connects with businesses, educational institutions, workforce organizations, training groups, and community- and faith-based organizations to gather ground-level intelligence on the industry to make informed decisions on high-quality public workforce investments and expand the number of New Jersey residents with industry-valued credentials or degrees.

Quick Facts

  • In 2016, New Jersey employed nearly 44,000 people in chemical manufacturing, the state’s largest segment of advanced manufacturing, which ranks fifth among states behind only California, Texas, Illinois, and Ohio.
  • Approximately two thirds of all manufacturing industry employment in the state is classified as advanced. 
  • Average wages paid in many advanced manufacturing industries are well above the statewide private sector average of $62,420 in 2016.