The Harborside Financial Center is Jersey City's premier 'city within a city'. Plaza 5, which is pleasantly located on the Waterfront, won an Office Building of the Year award. It is directly across from Manhattan and there are stunning views of this famous skyline and downtown Jersey City from the 25th floor. The suite features an elegantly furnished reception and a sophisticated business lounge. Jersey City has several shopping districts and portions of the city are part of an Urban Enterprise Zone which encourages employment - and has a reduced 3.5 per cent sales tax. As a port of entry, Jersey City is an important transportation terminus and distribution and manufacturing base. It also has 11 miles of waterfront. It is part of the New York metropolitan area putting it in easy distance of this international center for banking, insurance, commerce, culture and entertainment.