The land of Pennsylvania has a conflicted history. It was originally heavily disputed in the early 1600s by the Dutch, the Swedes, and the English. The state was the site of several pivotal battles in the Revolutionary War, including Valley Forge and Gettysburg. Pennsylvania was the seat of the US Federal Government even before the United States was fully formed and was the location of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Pennsylvania houses the nation's first oil well, and its iron ore and coal mines led to the state’s booming steel industries and enabled the nation’s railroad expansion. The state also has a strong agricultural industry with dairy products, corn, cattle, potatoes, and Christmas trees at the top, among other goods. Pennsylvania is a great place for small businesses to break into the market in huge East Coast cities.
Pennsylvania is a great place for a small business looking to access the large markets in Philadelphia and the nearby cities New York City, Washington DC, and Boston. Pennsylvania has a large and growing labor force and manageable tax rates. If you have the capital to start a business here, Pennsylvania has the support to allow you to excel.
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