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New Jersey

New Jersey has a diverse and innovative economy that includes major pharmaceuticals, life sciences, financial services, advanced manufacturing, renewable energy, and transportation and logistics sectors. Twenty-one Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the state, which also has operations for more than 1,100 multinational companies representing 40 nations. The state ranks sixth for foreign direct investment. With a Gross Domestic Product of $581.1 billion, if it were a standalone country, New Jersey would rank as the 19th-largest economy in the world. From dense urban areas like Newark and Jersey City to green countrysides and charming villas, New Jersey offers diverse places to live. Families flock to the Jersey Shore during warm summer months while many outdoor lovers venture to the Skylands for hiking, hunting and camping. Hoboken, Princeton and Morristown are among the best places to live in New Jersey. (Source: livability.com)