By Patrick Villanova | The Jersey Journal
It was once the “embroidery capital of the world” and home to a robust manufacturing industry. Hudson County’s economy has certainly changed over the years, reshaping the landscape of companies doing business here.
But just because Colgate-Palmolive packed up years ago doesn’t mean industry is dead in Hudson County. The state’s most densely-populated county is still home to some business giants.
You’ve likely seen their commercials or used their products or services at some point, but did you know these companies are based right here in Hudson County?
From a popular meat purveyor to a trio of professional sports media ventures, here are 17 well-known — and some lesser known — companies located in Hudson County.
Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors
Founded in Brooklyn in 1964, this popular meat company moved to North Bergen in 2010 and set up shop on Tonnelle Avenue. Today, Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors process meat that feeds 300,000 people per day. The company’s 36,000 square-foot facility includes two dry-aging rooms that house between 5,000 and 6,000 primal cuts of meat — the equivalent of more than 80,000 steaks.
Jackson Hewitt opens national headquarters in Jersey City
Jackson Hewitt CEO David Prokupek, left, and Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop cut the ribbon to formally open the tax preparation company’s new national headquarters at 10 Exchange Place in Jersey City in 2015. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)