Car Shipping Paterson NJ
With a population just under 150,000, Paterson is the largest city in Passaic County, and it also serves as the county seat. Paterson was originally part of Acquackanonk Township, and in 1831 was set apart from Acquackanonk and given the name Paterson Township. During the 19th century, Paterson was given the nickname “Silk City” due to its dominant role in silk production. It was even the site of a historic six-month-long strike in 1913 when silk factory workers refused to work, demanding better working conditions. During WWII, Paterson aided America’s war efforts through aircraft engine manufacture. Today, Paterson’s economy is mostly founded on small local businesses. Portions of the city fall into an Urban Enterprise Zone, which gives incentives for local shopping by reducing sales tax rates for eligible merchants.