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New Jersey’s Technology Adisory Network (TAN) is the principal technology consultant to all of the state’s Talent Networks which include Advanced Manufacturing, Construction & Utilities, Financial Services, Food Industry, Health Care, Life Sciences, Retail, Hospitality and Tourism, and Transportation, Logistics and Distribution. The TAN collaborates with the Talent Networks to assist in building partnerships that develop and support strategies in the state’s targeted industries for competing at the regional, national, and global levels. 


The TAN, led by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), helps all of the Talent Networks to identify technology needs within each Talent Network industry.

Quick facts

  • In 2016, New Jersey’s technology cluster accounted for 366,330 jobs or 10.8 percent of all private sector employment statewide. Nationally the cluster was responsible for 9.4 percent of all private sector employment. 
  • Employment within the technology cluster can primarily be found within professional, scientific and technical services (50.9 percent), manufacturing (17.5 percent), wholesale trade (15.8 percent), and information (13.7 percent). 
  • From 2006 to 2016, employment in the cluster peaked in 2007 at 392,970 jobs.