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The Economy of the Middle Atlantic Region



The Economy of the Middle Atlantic Region
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     challenging words:    Barnegat, bays, boardwalk, casino, coney, finance, lancaster, tourism, ports, valuable, historical, worldwide, entertainment, mines, capitals, flounder
     content words:    Middle Atlantic Region, New York City, New York, York City, New Jersey, Wall Street, Constitution Hall, Liberty Bell, Post Office, Atlantic City


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The Economy of the Middle Atlantic Region
By Trista L. Pollard
  

1     There are many valuable natural resources in the Middle Atlantic Region. In fact, it is these resources that help businesses in the region. Its major industries are tourism, mining, finance, farming, fishing, transportation, and communications.
 
2     Every year, millions of people visit major cities in this region. Two of these major cities are New York City, New York, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. New York City or Manhattan is one of the leading entertainment and financial capitals of the world. Over 8 million people live in this city. Many more travel to the city to work and have fun. These people are commuters. They travel from nearby towns in Connecticut, New Jersey, and even Pennsylvania. Television stations in the city broadcast news and other shows all over the country. Some of these shows are even broadcast worldwide. Wall Street is a huge financial center in the city. Stockbrokers, bankers, and insurance people work in this area. Philadelphia's historical museums welcome people from around the U.S. each year. You can visit Constitution Hall and see where the crack is located in the Liberty Bell. Betsy Ross's house and Ben Franklin's Post Office are also located in Philadelphia.
 
3     New York and New Jersey's beaches are the place to go during hot summers. Atlantic City has a boardwalk filled with gambling casinos and restaurants. People travel to this beach community to stroll on the boardwalk and swim in the ocean. They also stay in the casino hotels and see their shows. Other beaches like Sandy Hook, Point Pleasant, and Long Beach Island have houses and apartments that can be rented. If the summer is very hot and humid, these beaches will be crowded. Long Island, New York, has many beaches. The Hamptons and Fire Island are two of its popular beaches. Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York, is a peninsula. It has an amusement park that has been around since the late 1800's.

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