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Newark is the largest city in New Jersey. It has an estimated population of 277,000 people and covers 26 square miles in the northeastern part of the state. Newark is the seat of Essex County, but area code 973 also includes parts of the Hudson, Berger, Morris and Union counties as well. The city has grown to be one of the most significant in New Jersey, in part due to its location only 15 miles from New York City, 60 miles from Long Island, and 84 miles from Philadelphia.
Newark was originally settled in 1666 as one of the first European colonies in the United States and was later incorporated as a city in 1836. The city began to grow and experienced a major population boom during the industrial period in the 1800’s when Samuel Boyden revolutionized the leather making industry and Newark became the biggest manufacturer in the country.
Although it reached its peak in the 1950s and has since declined, Newark’s port and proximity to major cities like New York City and Philadelphia have helped the city cement themselves as a formidable presence on the East Coast the 67th largest city in the US.
The Newark area code is home to two Fortune 500 companies from the 2017 list. Prudential Financial, an insurance company, came in at #48, and Public Service Enterprise Group, an energy company, was ranked #306.
Insurance is one of the biggest industries in area code 973 and Newark is ranked as the third-largest insurance center in the United States. Education is another major industry in the city, and the Newark area code is home to over 50,000 students at colleges like Rutgers and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Finally, the New Jersey port is a major stronghold of the economy as well. Port Newark-Elizabeth is the main entrance for shipped goods into NYC and all of the northeast states. Other major players in the Newark area code include businesses like Audible, Panasonic, Manischewitz and more.
The unemployment rate in the Newark area code is 7.9%, which is higher than the US average of 5.2%. However, the city is expecting job growth of 34% in the upcoming decade. The average household income in area code 973 is $34,000, and only 10% of the population is making over $100,000 per year. The top three professions for residents in Newark are health care and social assistance, retail trade, and transportation and warehousing.
Unfortunately, Newark was chosen as #6 on the Forbes list of “Worst Cities for Finding a Job in 2016,” and also came in at #7 on their ranking of “Worst College Cities and Towns in 2014.” However, there are plenty of positive aspects to life in the Newark area code as well. Every year the city hosts popular events like The Cherry Blossom Festival, the Lincoln Park Music Festival, Open Doors Studio Tours, and more.
A Newark area code can benefit any business ready to expand in New Jersey. Now when you choose Nextiva VoIP services you will get instant activation on any area code that you need. The Nextiva digital phone systems require zero extra equipment, so you can get started with area code 973 today and access it from smartphones, desktop computers, laptops, and tablets anywhere in the world.
That’s not all, though. Every Nextiva package also comes with powerful standard PBX features to help you run your business. Along with area code 973, your number will also get conference call capabilities, call recording, and even voicemail to email services to help you serve your customers better. Additionally, the Nextiva Auto Attendant software will give a professional impression to every caller. The pre-recorded software eliminates the need for a receptionist and will save both time and money for your company by ensuring your callers end up at the right extension, every time.
As your business grows, Nextiva makes it easy to stay in control. The exclusive NextOS software lets you manage your users, features, and billing all in one place. Best of all, it’s possible to access it around the world, so you can stay on top of your calls no matter where you are located. Another major benefit to choosing Nextiva for your VoIP needs are the flexible upgrades and affordable prices. Digital phone systems should be available to every company, and now Nextiva makes it possible by allowing every business to grow at its own pace, and only buy the area codes they need when they need them. Even the most budget-conscious companies can rest easy because the Nextiva “no hidden fees” guarantee and transparent billing both ensure you’ll never pay extra charges for your Newark area code.
Last, but certainly not least, customers choose Nextiva because of the exemplary customer service. The 100% in-house department has a team on call and available seven days a week to keep your system running smoothly. Call for any troubleshooting you need, and the customer service team will walk you through the problem every step of the way until it’s resolved to your satisfaction.
Is your company ready to expand in New Jersey? If so, a Newark area code can be a great way to help you tap into the local economy in the “Garden State.” Call Nextiva to get instant activation on area code 973 and you’ll also receive powerful PBX features to run your business better, easy-to-use software to keep you in control, and amazing customer support seven days a week so you can focus on serving your customers.
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