Number of the Day: $850 billion

April 5, 2011 | Number of The Day

About $850 billion worth of freight — or 620 million tons — move through New Jersey’s ports every year, according to the state’s new Business Action Center. The website and division, which operate under Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, are designed to best position the entire state as a good place to do business.

The site touts New Jersey’s central location and well-developed transportation infrastructure, pointing to its two international airports (Newark-Liberty and Atlantic City), as well as its ports on the Delaware River, in Camden, Gloucester and Salem, in addition to Newark and Elizabeth. According to the site, northern New Jersey ranks No. 3 in the country for best waterborne commerce and southern New Jersey ranks No. 4.