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The rise of online shopping is proving to be a boon to New Jersey’s logistics industry, turning the Garden State into the Warehouse State, according to a recent Asbury Park Press article.

Job growth in warehouses and storage has outpaced the retail industry by a rate of 5 to 1, and more than 450,000 people work in New Jersey’s transportation, logistics and distribution industries.

High-profile e-commerce companies like Amazon have dramatically increased their presence in New Jersey recently.  As NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka explained to reporter David Willis, Amazon already has 13,000 employees in the state and is planning to open more warehouses this fall.

The market for warehouse space is booming, Willis writes.

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