Business View Magazine | December 2020

370 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2020 AT A GLANCE RAHWAY, NEW JERSEY WHAT: A business-friendly, diverse city; population 30,000 WHERE: Union County, New Jersey WEBSITE: Rahway, NEW JERSEY T he stage is set for the City of Rahway, New Jersey to shine. Over the past 10 years, Rahway has undergone a renaissance of sorts that has seen it grow and thrive to create a community that embraces the arts, while bringing people of diverse multicultural backgrounds together as one. For locals like Mayor Raymond Giacobbe, Rahway is and always will be home. “I’ve lived in the city my entire life,” he acknowledges. “When it came time to raise my family and purchase a home, there was no question I was going to stay in the City of Rahway.” Rahway is a bustling city with a population of about 30,000 but its origins were far less lustrous. The community began as outlying acreage and plantations of settlers of Elizabethtown and Woodbridge in the 1700s before becoming a township in 1804. When a railway was constructed through Rahway in 1835, the township became a link on the new mass transportation route between Philadelphia and New York, quite literally putting Rahway on the map and attracting an ever-growing population. The township became known as The Carriage City of the World, due to its 35 carriage- related factories that shipped products Embracing diversity