Opportunities to export to the United States per region

The U.S. market is actually comprised of smaller markets and not just one big entity. Market research would tell you that these markets have a lot of things in common but also present a lot of differences with regard to the various opportunities and potential investments they present. Nonetheless, this article will help you find out which of these markets in which regions would offer you the best chance for success. Here are eleven major economic regions and their respective details on which opportunity may fit you the best:

1. New England

New England is composed of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Most imports are resource-based products such as energy and wood.

A growing interest in this region is in advanced technology, technology transfer, and commercialization.

2. Northeast

The Northeast region is composed of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. It’s home to several Fortune 500 companies and several important universities.

New York City is considered a powerhouse in media, publishing, advertising, cultural, and financial sectors.

3. Mid-Atlantic

The Mid-Atlantic region is composed of Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

This region houses the country’s major defence procurement market and is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies.

It’s also abundant in federal laboratories with federal R&D funding.

4. Southeast

The Southeast region is composed of Alabama, Georgia, The Carolinas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Florida. Imports of auto parts, aerospace components, and medical supplies are popular.

Trading companies are also abundant in the region.

Miami is the purchasing center and a gateway for Central America, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

5. South Central

The South Central region is composed of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico

Among these, Texas has the largest market in the region. It has low labor costs and low taxes.

6. Southwest

The Southwest region is composed of California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii.

California has a large concentration of aerospace and defence industries and is home to the largest center of biotechnology and life sciences industry. The state also produces quantities of wood products, machinery, electrical and electronic equipment, scientific instruments, and aircraft and aircraft parts.

7. Northwest

The Northwest region is composed of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. It boasts of several opportunities in aerospace, ICT, life sciences, clean technologies, and alternative energy. Some of the world’s biggest companies even house their headquarters here.

Idaho is viewed as a smaller agricultural market and Alaska has invested in mining sectors. Oregon is comprised of major corporations as well.

8. Rocky Mountain Region

The Rocky Mountain region is composed of Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, and Kansas. Imported goods include mining machinery, fertilizers, live animals, newsprint, softwood lumber, and aircraft parts.

9. Upper Midwest

The Upper Midwest region is composed of Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, and the Dakotas. Imports in this region are mainly gas and oil, machinery, fertilizers, motor vehicles and parts, plastics, oilseed, paper and paper products, livestock, cereals, and chemicals.

10. Midwest

The Midwest region is composed of Illinois, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Exports in this region include energy, machinery, auto parts, wood and paper products, manufactured goods, and agri-food.

New industries such as biotechnology, life sciences, nanotechnology are slowly being established.

The region also boasts of numerous Fortune 500 companies located here.

Food processing is a strong sector along with transportation and distribution infrastructures.

11. Great Lakes

The Great Lakes are composed of Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Auto corporations have established engineering offices, sales offices, and research centers. There is also a large concentration of manufacturing firms related to the automotive sector along with manufacturers of rubber, plastic, and vehicle electronics.

More information

Alliance experts has helped many companies with their start or further expansion in the USA. Just contact one of our consultants and see what we can do for you.

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