Thursday’s webinar to formally introduce the anchors of The Hub — a center of innovation in New Brunswick that has been on Gov. Phil Murphy’s wish list since his inauguration — included some of the biggest names in the state when it comes to higher education and health care.
Princeton and Rutgers universities and the Hackensack Meridian Health and RWJBarnabas Health systems were all present.
Missing were representatives from the state’s bio and life sciences industry, global names such as Johnson & Johnson and Merck. As well as leaders in technology or data analytics.
Murphy was quick to say it wasn’t an omission or an exclusion. More people are welcome at the party, he said, and he hopes they are coming soon.
“I will say that the door is wide open,” he said. “We’ve had conversations with them, and with many others like them, both big and small.