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4 of the Top 5

cities for connectivity
#2 Elizabeth
#3 Paterson
#4 Jersey City
#5 Newark

Source: fDi Magazine,

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11 of the Top 50

Top companies for diversity


#2 Novartis
#10 Prudential

Source: DiversityInc, 2016

Business assets

#8 City for Installed Solar PV
Capacity Per Capita


Source: Environment America Research & Policy Center, 2015

2nd Highest Graduation Rate in the Nation

Source: U.S. Department of Education, 2015

#5 State in the U.S. for
Foreign Direct Investment

Source: Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 2014

#6 State in the U.S. for
Broadband Leaders

Source: Business Facilities, 2016

#7 State in the U.S. for New
Capital-Intensive Manufacturing

Source: Tax Foundation, 2015

3rd Largest Data Center Market
in the U.S.

Northern New Jersey

Source: Site Selection Group, 2015


#2 Best School System

Source: Wallet Hub, 2016

#3 School-System for Quality

Source: Wallet Hub, 2016

2 of Top 15 Best School Districts
in America

Source: Niche, 2016

#1 State for Educating Kids
before College

Source:, 2015

Home to 2 of the Top 100 Universities Worldwide

#13 Princeton
#60 Rutgers

Source: U.S. News, 2016

5 of Top 100 Best High Schools in the U.S.

Source: U.S. News, 2016

2 of the Top 25 Colleges in the U.S.
with Highest Salaries After Graduation

#6 Stevens Institute of Technology
#12 Princeton University

Source: Forbes, 2016

Quality of life

#1 Golf Course in the World (since 1985)

Pine Valley

Source: Golf Magazine, 2015

#10 Best Place to Travel in the World

Asbury Park

Source: Travel + Leisure, 2016

#1 Beach in America

Ocean City

Source: Coastal Living, 2016

what can choose New Jersey do for you?

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Margie Piliere Chief Economic
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