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Fortune 500 Companies

Source: Fortune 500 List, 2017

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Integration into The Global Economy

Source: The 2014 State New Economy Index, 2014

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Foreign Direct Investment

Source: The 2014 State New Economy Index, 2014

Education and Workforce

#4 Education

Source: CNBC’s Top States for Business Rankings, 2017

#2 High School Graduation Rates

Source: US News & World Report, 2016

#2 Best School System

Source: Wallet Hub’s States with the Best School Systems, 2017

#1 University in the U.S.

Princeton University

Source: US News & World Report’s Best Colleges, 2017

#1 Workforce Development
in the North East

Source: Site Selection Magazine, 2017

Life Sciences

#2 NIH Funding

Source: NIH Report Database, 2016

#1 Biotech Growth Potential

Source: Business Facilities, 2015

#2 Biotech Strength

Source: Business Facilities, 2017

13 of the Top 20 Biopharmaceutical Companies in the World

Source: Pharmaceutical Executive, 2017

#1 Drug/Pharma Employment:
Newark & Jersey City

Source: Business Facilities, 2017


#1 Busiest Seaport on the East Coast

Source: American Association of Port Authority, 2016

#3 Busiest Seaport in North America

Source: American Association of Port Authority, 2016

#1 Distribution Market

New Jersey and the New York Metro Region

Source: JLL, 2016


#2 Most Connected State

Source: BroadbandNow.com – New Jersey, 2017


#4 Most Innovative State

Source: Bloomberg, 2016


#5 Broadband Leaders

Source: Business Facilities, 2017


#10 Data Center Hubs (Northern University)

Source: Facilities, 2017

4 of the Top 100 FinTech Companies in the World – HQ in New Jersey

Source: IDC Financial Insight FinTech Top 100, 2016


4 of the Top 6 US Cities for Connectivity

#1 Jersey City

#3 Newark

#5 Paterson

#6 Elizabeth

Source: FDi Magazine’s American City of the Future, 2017-2018

Quality of Life

#1 Golf Course in the World (since 1985)

Pine Valley

Source: Golf Magazine, 2015

Beach resort icon CNj vector

#1 Beach in America

Ocean City

Source: Coastal Living, 2016

#10 Best Place to Travel in the World

Asbury Park

Source: Travel + Leisure, 2016

#10 Most Edible State in America

Source: Saveur Magazine, 2016

what can choose New Jersey do for you?

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Margie Piliere Chief Economic
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Peter Coats Senior Economic Development Associate, Manufacturing & Food

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