Known for its powerful influence in the history of the United States, Massachusetts is one of the smallest states in the country but one with the best economies in the U.S. (According to the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis).

Among the Fortune 500 companies in the U.S., 13 are located in Massachusetts. It is a global leader in industries such as biotechnology, finance, higher education and maritime trade.

Massachusetts’ well-established business industry attracts hundreds of businesses to relocate and expand their operations within the state every year. To help you start on the right foot, here are the best resources when starting a business in Massachusetts.