The economy in New Jersey is focused on the chemical development, pharmaceutical,
food processing, telecommunications, electric equipment, publishing and printing, and tourism.
New Jersey is second among other U.S. states with blueberry production, third with spinach and cranberries.
Other important food productions are bell peppers and peaches.
New Jersey has a big scientific industry. It is home for major pharmaceutical
firms such as Novartis, Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, Merck, Sanofi-Aventis, Schering-Plough
and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Major telecommunications companies are located in New Jersey such
as AT&T Communications, Avaya, Verizon Wireless, and Alcatel-Lucent.
Shipping is New Jersey strong industry as well. The Port of New York and New Jersey are the
busiest on the East Coast.
The salaries in New Jersey are among the highest in the U.S.