America’s state governments have been disbanded and replaced by the 7 mega-regions of North America. Each of these mega-regions are unique economic power centers that are no longer dependent on state lines. Seven cities within each region stand as the major political and financial hubs. An iconic industry from each province serves as the face of the mega-region. Each mega-region, like the nation, is built on the many sub-regions within it; It is through these subregions that a shared national identity emerges.

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MEGA-REGIONS OF AMERICA

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PACIFIC COAST

Technology

The nucleus of North America’s tech and entertainment industries; the Pacific Coast accounts for more than 10% of the national GDP. By 2023, there will be an estimated 6% increase in job growth, and not just strictly in tech or energy. Both the manufacturing and medical industries are expected to become significant players in the economic game within the Pacific Coast. From Seattle to San Francisco, this high-tech, urban archipelago will continue to make significant contributions to the country’s growth.

INLAND WEST

Energy

The Inland West is marked with stable growth across GDP, job growth, and population. With Denver as its capital, and Los Angeles as its economic city-state powerhouse, the region’s GDP is expected to grow to $1.8 billion by 2023. Similarly, the Inland West’s job growth is projected to nearly double within a decade. Energy and technology industries will promote a prosperous economy in the Inland West. This region holds the youngest population in the nation; as that population grows, the economy will inevitably follow.

GREAT PLAINS

Agriculture

With strong industrial roots in agriculture and energy, the Great Plains region is expected to develop a GDP roughly equivalent to the entirety of Canada by 2023. It’s foundation still strong in its traditional trades, it will likely pick up education and manufacturing as supplemental industries, allowing it’s job growth to jump nearly 4%, adding three million people to its region, and $700 billion to its GDP. From Fargo to Dallas, the Great Plains will continue to prosper.

GREAT LAKES

Automotive

The Great Lakes carries the largest economy, and the second largest population of the regions. While heavily affected by the stock market crash in 2007, by 2023 the Great Lakes are expected to turn a shrinking job market (-1.7%) into a booming one at 8%. It’s population will continue to grow to nearly 60 million people, nearly 13 million of which will live in its capital of Chicago. With a GDP of roughly the entire country of France ($3.2 trillion), the region is well on its way of healing economic wounds with a rejuvenated manufacturing, auto, and education industry.

SOUTHEAST MFG BELT

Manufacturing

As the name implies, the Southeast Manufacturing Belt is, and will continue to be primarily known for its strong manufacturing industry. With the largest population (nearly 65 million), and second largest economy in the country, the Southeast Manufacturing Belt is expected to grow its GDP by $600 billion, and it’s job market by 6.5%, in addition to adding 5 million people to its population over the next ten years. It’s capital; Atlanta, will be home to more than 6.5 million people. While it’s titular industry is manufacturing, the region will also be known for it’s healthcare and education.

GULF COAST

Trade

While continuing to develop its already strong foundations in the energy and manufacturing industries, the Gulf Coast is projected to become an economic leader through trade with Latin America and other countries. The region can expect nearly $400 billion worth of growth to its GDP, and an increase in employment of roughly 5.5% over the next ten years. Houston will grow to become a major global city with nearly 9 million people living in it’s borders.

GREAT NORTHEAST

Finance

With two of the largest cities in the country within its boundaries, the Northeast carries a massive amount of wealth, both economically and politically. These trends are expected to continue into the future, seeing a roughly 3.3% growth in population in New York city alone, and more than 7% job growth within the entire region over the next decade. Despite the challenges of high taxes and struggling technical workforce, overall GDP is expected to grow nearly $600 billion in the financial and political center house of the nation over the next ten years.