New Jersey, NJ

New Jersey is the most densely populated state, owing to its status as the 4th smallest but 11th most populous state in the United States.  New Jersey saw a great degree of conflict cross its territory during the American Revolution, including the Battle of Trenton.  Since the mid-1800s New Jersey has been a forerunner in economic development in the United States; leading first in manufacturing and mining before transitioning to industries such telecommunications and solar energy.

Factories built in New Jersey helped spearhead the growth of the Industrial Revolution in America.  The economy has since diversified with agriculture, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunication serving as primary industries.  Some mining and forestry also takes place but is a limited aspect of the state economy.  Tourism, primarily to historic monuments and the state’s prolific beaches, is also a lucrative business for the state.

New Jersey’s small size condenses its population to with the most significant concentrations found along the state lines with New York (as part of the New York City metro) and Pennsylvania.


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