Originally, New Jersey was one of the colonies that constituted the U.S. It initially belonged to the Netherlands but was then ceded to the British with New York. In 1738, it separated from New York. Although it’s the 4th smallest state in the U.S., New Jersey is the 11th most populous (hence the most densely populated). Chemical manufacturing is its primary industry, but other industries help boost the state’s revenue.
For such a densely populated state, it comes as a surprise that 17% of its landmass is covered by farms. These mainly grow garden vegetables. Its second-largest industry is tourism, with the area of Jersey Shore providing many attractions and entertainment. Diverse and innovative, New Jersey is an exciting state to start a small business.