New Jersey Ranking Graphic for choose nj
Home To

4 of the Top 5

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

Source: fDi Magazine,

Home To

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?

Margie Piliere headshot

Margie Piliere Chief Economic
Development Officer

Peter Coats headshot

Peter Coats Economic Development Associate,
Manufacturing and Food

Contact Us

Subscribe to our mailing list