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Between the Lines: Category Listings
Early in the dotcom revolution Princeton got lots of
press for being among the "most wired" areas in the nation,
and the statistics from the 2001 edition of the U.S. 1 Business
bear this out. This year, nearly half of the 5,472 companies in the
"business to business" directory have provided either an
address or a home page. In fact, home pages have nearly doubled in
two years. In 1999, businesses listed 1,164. This year, the business
to business directory lists 2,027 URL addresses.
The fastest growing new category is — you could have guessed it
— Electronic Commerce. New last year, this category now bulges
with 25 companies, everything from software-based firms that deal
with electronic payments (such as Paytrust, Princeton e-Com, Trintech,
and Onehealthbank), to online retailers (such as Justballs! and
to healthcare companies that are webcentric (such as HealthAtoZ.com
and the Iphysician.net), to innovative ways of using the Internet
(such as GeePS and DotPhoto).
A close look at the Electronic Commerce category shows that several
of these companies were started by alumni of LogicWorks, which made
the top of the "fast growing" lists, but stumbled and was
sold to Platinum Technologies. A bunch of equity-hungry would-be
went off on their own. Flint Lane and Ed McLaughlin started Paytrust,
the pioneering online bill presenting and paying service headquartered
at Quakerbridge Executive Center. Dean Boyer founded
the 50-person firm at Windsor Corporate Park that is teaming with
credit card and insurance companies to efficiently report and process
Another person who profited from one start-up and is growing another
one is Steven Haase, who sold his online learning company to invest
in Trainfans.com, selling train videos. Princeton’s Glenn Paul
of Clancy Paul), has launched Dotphoto.com, an Internet
site that offers voice captions.
Another growth spurt can be found in the specialty R&D area, which
went from 69 to 111, an increase of more than one-third. The biggest
jumps were in chemical R&D (10 to 16), medical products (6 to 11),
R&D (29 to 41), and biotech (34 to 43 companies).
Other categories on the upswing over the two-year period are software
services (36 to 53 companies), engineering (77 to 91), hotels (27
to 32), and healthcare/technical consultants (30 to 47). Child care
centers grew from 62 to 72. Another big category since 1999 has been
pharmaceutical service companies (42 to 55), with six brand-new
and assorted move-ins.
On the decline, also over a two-year period, were travel agencies
(45 to 40), printing businesses (82 to 76), outplacement firms (5
to 2), financial information companies (13 to 9), computer leasing
firms (7 to 4), value added computer resellers (21 to 14), and
and direct marketers (70 to 61 companies).
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These are among the companies covered in the print edition.
Advance Group, 14;
American Re Corporation, 11;
Bala Consulting Engineers, 64;
Biotechnology Council of New Jersey, 61;
Charles Klatskin Company Inc., 64;
Community Options, 63;
Crawford House Inc., 64.
Eagle Group, 23;
Exide Technologies, 64;
Ford Farewell Mills & Gatsch, 24;
GE Americom, 63;
GVA Williams, 15;
The Hillier Group, 16;
Johnson & Johnson, 7;
Kerzner Associates, 63;
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, 16;
National Business Parks, 18;
New Jersey Transit, 8;
Newgrange Educational Outreach Center, 5;
Picus Associates, 24;
RWJ University Hospital, 64;
Joseph R. Ridolfi & Associates, 18;
SRE Inc., 4.
Scozzari Builders Inc., 20;
Traiman Inc., 20.
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