Number of the Day: 23,000

October 31, 2011 | Number of The Day

There are 23,000 establishments in New Jersey involved in transportation, logistics, and distribution, a sector that moves the goods and services that help power the state economy, according to a draft strategic state development plan. The Christie administration believes the state should build an industry cluster around the sector to further spur economic growth, one of six such geographic clusters identified in the draft plan. New Jersey already has the highest density of railroads in the nation, and it now has more than 585 million square feet of warehousing space. Its ports move more than 620 million tons of freight valued at over $850 billion annually, not to mention the three major interstate highways or the 38,000 miles of roads.

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