New York

Located in the Northeast, the most well-known area in the state of New York is New York City, a leading global hub of commerce and culture. The city’s Ellis Island served as the main port of entry for immigrants during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As the leading banking and financial services center in the United States, New York City dominates the state’s economy and exerts a profound amount of influence over global finances. New York is home to more Fortune 500 companies than any other state and holds the New York Stock Exchange, the world’s largest stock exchange by dollar value. The borough of Manhattan is the headquarters of television and radio networks, publishing houses, advertising agencies, and other mass media. Leading manufacturing industries in New York include print and publishing, instrument manufacturing, and electronics.