Camden, New Jersey referred to as an “Eds and Meds” corridor after the opening of a new health care center called the Joint Health Sciences Center.
This Center is expected to drive future job growth and economic activity in Camden. According to the Mayor of Camden, Frank Morgan, nearly 40% of jobs in the city are in the education and medicine sectors.
The Center holds lab space for Rowan University and Rutgers-Camden, simulation rooms for medical students at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, instructional space and additional simulation labs for Camden County College, and more. This will be the first multi-use space in the state for students enrolled in different higher education institutions.
“The Center is poised to become the research and innovation hub of South Jersey,” said the Rowan University and Rutgers-Camden Joint Board CEO, Dana Redd. “This campus will be the beating heart of Camden’s eds and meds corridor, injecting opportunity, growth, and innovation throughout the entire region.”
The Center’s state-of-the-art, 300,000-square-feet Healthcare Stimulation Center will provide students realistic experience with patient care and training exercises.
Rowan University committed $50 million for research funding and for this Center. “[The Center] will produce great advances in the life sciences and serve as a catalyst that makes Camden a center of innovation,” said Ali Houshmand, President of Rowan University.
Due to the rise in visitors traveling to Camden, local education and medical institutions and businesses have encouraged the opening of a hotel to accommodate traveler’s needs. By the end of 2023, Hilton Garden Inn will open along the Camden Waterfront. This development project along with many more will have a substantial impact on Camden’s economy.