Famously, Hoboken was known for being the home of the Maxwell’s Coffee plant as well as the birthplace of zippers and baseball. It’s home to many local businesses, recording studios, and shops, but some companies that have garnered international acclaim are actually headquartered in the Hoboken and Jersey City area. From clean beauty to cupcakes and everything in between, here are some unique corporations with headquarters in Hoboken and Jersey City.
AvePoint | 525 Washington Boulevard #1400, Jersey City
AvePoint is a company offering software as a service (SaaS) and data management platform, is headquartered in Jersey City. Its primary operations center is in Richmond, Virginia. It helps move, organize, and protect data in Microsoft 365. What’s more, it has over 9 million cloud users. Its goal is to help make companies more productive, compliant, and secure.
Bear Mattress | 720 Monroe Street c508, Hoboken
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Family-owned business Bear Mattress jumped onto the scene 25 years ago. The company designs mattresses built for performance: it hires athletes, chiropractors, and fitness coaches to ensure the mattress optimizes physical activity. The result is a mattress that improves sleep quality and aids in recovery.
Carlo’s Bakery | 631 Grove Street, Jersey City
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Of course, Carlo’s is one of the most well-known businesses in the area. The Hoboken storefront gathers lineups from international visitors, but the head office is actually in Jersey City. Located in the Lackawanna Center, the Jersey City head office makes sure all of the magic happens in Hoboken and around the globe.
Happy Box | 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken
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Happy Box was founded by two sisters who would help cheer each other up when they were younger with little gift boxes. Happy Box’s goal is to make gift-giving fun, personal, and easy. The company puts together unique packages to help make the special people in your life smile. Though the company is small, its headquarters are proudly based in Hoboken.
Hudson Space Systems | 1400 Adams Street, Hoboken
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Hudson Space Systems is certainly a unique company. Based in Hoboken, it provides what it calls microgravity as a service. Its goal is to make manufacturing and research in microgravity as simple as possible by enabling access to and removing barriers from microgravity environments not available on Earth.
Kipling | 525 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City
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Kipling is a bag brand that offers handbags, luggage, backpacks, and more. It is headquartered in Newport Tower. Each piece is made with lightweight, quality materials and is designed to celebrate individuality. The brand is big on inclusivity, too, and often participates in initiatives to highlight marginalized and underserved communities.
Marty Gottlieb Photography | 720 Monroe Street, 5th Floor, Hoboken
Internationally-famous photographer Marty Gottlieb is a Hoboken resident, and he manages his business out of the Monroe Center for the Arts. He’s photographed many celebrities and has even been featured on fellow New Jersey icon Wendy Williams’ television show. He’s also photographed many Mr. America contests — and he’s actually the official photographer for the competition.
Partake Foods | 25 Park Lane, Jersey City
This Jersey City-based food company makes vegan and gluten-free cookies. The cookies are also completely free of the top 9 allergens, making these snacks a great choice for almost anyone. The company was founded by Denise, a proud woman of color, who additionally founded a fellowship program that mentors HBCU students.
Payaru | 38 Jackson Street, Hoboken
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This clean beauty company is headquartered in the Mile Square. The non-toxic, eco-friendly company offers skincare — including face scrubs and face oils — that are good for the skin and good for the earth. The manufacturing is done right in the United States and handled at the head office on Jackson Street.
RSVLTS | 300 Observer Highway, Hoboken
Pronounced Roosevelts, this clothing company is headquartered on Observer Highway. Though the headquarters are currently temporarily closed, the brand is most certainly not. RSVLTS makes clothes inspired by pop culture, paying homage to everything from Luke Skywalker to the WWE. Each piece is bold and fun and helps the wearer show off their personality.
WorkSocial | 111 Town Square Place, 12th Floor, Jersey City
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WorkSocial is a coworking space company in New Jersey and New York. WorkSocial is headquartered in Jersey City and recently announced an expansion of its JC headquarters to 14,000 square feet from 8,400 square feet. This means the Jersey City spot will grow its number of private offices, day offices, coworking spaces, virtual offices, and conference rooms.
ZOKU | 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken
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ZOKU is a national Hoboken-based business co-owned by Chris Green, Yos Kumthampinij, and Ken Zorovich. The company focuses on home products designed to make life easier. From drinkware, food storage, and ice pop molds to recipe books, kids products, and an eco-friendly collection, ZOKU has so many products to choose from.