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About the Region

Trenton is the capital of the U.S. state of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County.  The first settlement was established by Quakers in 1679, and Trenton became New Jersey's capital in 1790. In December of 1776, during the American Revolutionary War, George Washington and his army crossed the icy Delaware River to Trenton, defeating the Hessian troops garrisoned there.

As New Jersey’s capital county, Mercer County is a center for commerce and culture in the Garden State, as well as home to parks, golf courses, the Trenton Devils professional hockey team and the New York Yankees AA-affiliate, Trenton Thunder at Waterfront Park. Sun National Bank Center is ranked among the best performing venues of its size.

Home to Fortune 500 companies, the state Capital and a workforce that ranks among the most highly educated in the nation, Mercer County offers employers an ideal location to do business because of its proximity to the New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas and an excellent transportation infrastructure. Types of businesses include:

  • Education
  • Health services
  • Business services
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services

South Jersey Businesses

The South Jersey region is home to some 70,000 businesses, including many of the state's best employers. Here are a few examples:

  • Arch America LLC
  • Bancroft
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • Cooper Health System and University Hospital
  • DuPont
  • Kennedy Health Systems
  • Lawson Mardon Wheaton
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Meridian Health Care system
  • Lourdes Health System
  • Saint Barnabas Health Care System
  • South Jersey Health System
  • Subaru of America
  • Sun National Bank
  • Towers Perrin
  • TD Bank N.A.
  • Underwood Memorial Hospital
  • United Parcel Service
  • Virtua Health