What colony made the most money?
Among the mainland colonies, the white southerners were the richest, on average, with about twice the wealth of New England or the Middle Atlantic region. If we include the West Indies as one of the colonial areas, then its thriving sugar industry made it the wealthiest.
Who funded the New York Colony?
The Arrival of the Dutch
In 1626, Peter Minuit, Governor of the Dutch West India Company bought the island of Manhattan from Native Americans for 24 dollars and founded a colony called New Amsterdam. The colony developed a profitable fur trade in the region with the Native American tribes.
How did people make money in the colony of New Jersey?
The New Jersey Colony exports agricultural products and natural resources including cattle, grain, rice, indigo (dye), wheat. Many flax and hemp farms are established in the Middle Colonies, furthering our textiles industry.