Hungarians and Johnson & Johnson
Davis Harris explains that Johnson & Johnson used their connections within Congress to access federal funds for the redesign of Kilmer Square and to further expand the company. According to Harris, African Americans were excluded from the decision-making process surrounding the Square's design, and lost the economic opportunities that it would ultimately provide. The redesign of Kilmer Square had both economical and residential implications for New Brunswick's inhabitants.
In 1978, Johnson & Johnson announced their implementation of a world headquarters in downtown New Brunswick. Today, Johnson & Johnson stands as the second oldest institution in New Brunswick, and continues to be heavily involved in planning decisions about the city's future.