350 Days of New Jersey Innovation
New Jersey turns 350 in 2014!
At the crossroads of history, New Jersey's rich heritage has played a pivotal role in the shaping of American life and culture. Today New Jersey is home to Fortune 500 companies and multinational companies from 40 nations. When it comes to art, culture, music, and sports, New Jersey houses hundreds of museums and is the home state to countless actors and music legends, notable literary figures, and athletes. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to commemorate the Garden State’s notable contributions to the nation and the world.
New Jersey and Innovation History
New Jersey has provided a welcome home for inventors and entrepreneurs from its foundation. Edison came to New Jersey in the 1870s and founded the first prototype of a Research and Development Lab at Menlo Park. Edison went on to establish factories and research labs in Newark, Harrison, Ogdensburg, and West Orange.
New Jersey's deep heritage of innovation was as strong at the beginning of the twentieth century as Silcon Valley's was at the dawn of the 21 century. Edison created more value than any other person in history and is directly responsible for an estimated 3% to 5% of the world's GNP with an estimated $500 billion in the U.S. alone.
Today we celebrate our innovative history in connection with the 350th anniversary of New Jersey’s charter. To honor this rich history, starting January 1, 2014, we will be tweeting 350 New Jersey Innovations.
Check back often to see the #NJ350Inno twitter feed and find out more information on New Jersey Innovations. Have an innovation you want to add to our list? Email us!
For more information about New Jersey's 350th anniversary and events relating to the celebratoin, visit OfficialNJ350.com.
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