California, The state represents 14% of the U.S. economy. If it were a country, California’s 2.9 trillion economy would be the fifth biggest in the world. With the strong economy and job growth, California is expected to be strong over the next five years. Another plus is the $110 billion in venture capital money invested in California companies over the past three years, an amount which is more than five times the total of any other state. According to Forbes, there are nearly 4 million small businesses, making up 99.8% of the state’s businesses and employ nearly 50% of the state workforce. This place produces more than 400 agricultural products, more than two-thirds of the nation’s fruits and nuts, and a third of vegetables. Produces 81% of all US wine and sells 241 million cases of wine a year, brings in $1.53 billion from the wine it exports. The seaports in Long Beach and Los Angeles are the two largest seaports in the United States, handling 40% of inbound US containerized freight. California is one of the most beautiful and livable places in the United States, there are hundreds of adventures you will love to have in here. From the scenic coastal drives and the arid deserts to towering Eastern Sierra and the large metropolitan cities, you could spend your whole life exploring this state and still not see all that it has to offer.