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North America Business

For the category of North America Business, we have included regions of the United States and Canada (you can find Mexico under Central America Business). Canada and United States have multifaceted economies, with over 75% of each nations GDP derived from the service sector, roughly 20% of each nations GDP from industry and under 2% of GDP from agriculture. The United States (the world's largest economy) and Canada (one of the G-7s fastest growing economies) share the largest bilateral trade relationship in the world. This pro-business partnership, which was further enhanced with the signing of the NAFTA agreement in 1994, allows for trade without national taxes and tariffs, making the North America business region one of the largest, freest, most respected markets in the world.

 

North America

To explore the wide range of business opportunities throughout North America, use the drop down menu above, or simply scroll through the list of respective countries.

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Canada

population (2006): 31,612,897

population (2011): 34,587,000

official languages: English, French

area: 9,984,670 km² (3,854,085 miles²)

GDP (PPP) per capita (2010): $39,171

key industries

  • service sector
  • manufacturing
  • energy
  • agriculture
  Mississippi flag

Mississippi

population (2000): 2,844,658

population (2010): 2,967,297

spoken language: English

area: 125,443 km² (48,430 miles²)

median income (2009): $36,646

key industries

  • agriculture, food processing
  • oil and natural gas
  • furniture manufacturing
  • fishing
United States flag

United States

population (2010): 309,349,689

population (2016): 324,720,797

official language: English

area: 9,833,517 km² (3,796,742 miles²)

GDP per capita (2016): $57,220

key industries

  • energy
  • finance
  • health care
  • agriculture
  Missouri flag

Missouri

population (2000): 5,595,211

population (2010): 5,988,927

spoken language: English

area: 180,533 km² (69,704 miles²)

median income (2009): $45,229

key industries

  • agriculture, food processing
  • transportation equipment
  • chemical production
  • mining (lead, limestone, coal)
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Alabama

population (2000): 4,447,100

population (2010): 4,779,736

spoken language: English

area: 135,765 km² (52,419 miles²)

median income (2009): $40,489

key industries

  • agriculture (mainly livestock)
  • chemical production
  • pulp and paper
  • mining (predominantly coal)
  Montana flag

Montana

population (2000): 902,195

population (2010): 989,415

spoken language: English

area: 381,156 km² (147,042 miles²)

median income (2009): $42,322

key industries

  • agriculture (largest - cattle)
  • lumber
  • mining (coal, coal, gold, silver)
  • tourism
Alaska flag

Alaska

population (2000): 626,932

population (2010): 710,231

spoken language: English

area: 1,717,854 km² (663,268 miles²)

median income (2009): $66,953

key industries

  • fishing
  • food processing (fish products)
  • mining (predominantly oil)
  • agriculture
  Nebraska flag

Nebraska

population (2000): 1,711,263

population (2010): 1,826,341

spoken language: English

area: 200,520 km² (77,354 miles²)

median income (2009): $47,357

key industries

  • agriculture (livestock, corn, wheat)
  • food processing
  • freight transport (rail and trucking)
  • IT and telecommunications

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Nevada

population (2000): 1,998,257

population (2010): 2,700,551

spoken language: English

area: 286,367 km² (110,562 miles²)

median income (2009): $53,341

key industries

  • agriculture (cattle, sheep ranching)
  • printing and publishing
  • mining (largest - gold)
  • tourism (gambling, recreation)
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Arizona

population (2000): 5,130,632

population (2010): 6,392,017

spoken languages: English, Spanish

area: 295,254 km² (113,998 miles²)

median income (2009): $48,745

key industries

  • agriculture (cattle, lettuce, cotton)
  • manufacturing (high tech products)
  • mining (predominantly copper)
  • tourism, retirement destination
  New Hampshire flag

New Hampshire

population (2000): 1,235,786

population (2010): 1,316,470

spoken language: English

area: 24,217 km² (9,304 miles²)

median income (2009): $60,567

key industries

  • agriculture (dairy, nursery stock)
  • electrical equipment production
  • fabricated metals, machinery
  • tourism
Arkansas flag

Arkansas

population (2000): 2,673,400

population (2010): 2,915,918

spoken language: English

area: 137,733 km² (53,179 miles²)

median income (2009): $37,823

key industries

  • agriculture
  • manufacturing
  • oil and natural gas
  • services (largest - wholesale)
  New Jersey flag

New Jersey

population (2000): 8,414,350

population (2010): 8,791,894

spoken language: English

area: 22,608 km² (8,721 miles²)

median income (2009): $68,342

key industries

  • agriculture (nursery & greenhouse)
  • pharmaceuticals
  • food processing
  • finance, insurance
California flag

California

population (2000): 33,871,648

population (2010): 37,253,956

spoken languages: English, Spanish

area: 423,970 km² (163,696 miles²)

median income (2009): $58,931

key industries

  • agriculture
  • manufacturing
  • mining (largest - oil)
  • tourism
  New Mexico flag

New Mexico

population (2000): 1,819,046

population (2010): 2,059,179

spoken languages: English, Spanish

area: 315,194 km² (121,589 miles²)

median income (2009): $43,028

key industries

  • agriculture (dairy & cattle)
  • computer & electronic equipment
  • oil and natural gas
  • mining (coal, copper, potash,...)
Colorado flag

Colorado

population (2000): 4,301,261

population (2010): 5,029,196

spoken language: English

area: 269,837 km² (104,094 miles²)

median income (2009): $55,430

key industries

  • agriculture (mainly livestock)
  • manufacturing
  • mining (oil, coal, natural gas)
  • services
  New York flag

New York

population (2000): 18,976,457

population (2010): 19,378,102

spoken language: English

area: 141,300 km² (54,556 miles²)

median income (2009): $54,659

key industries

  • agriculture (dairy, fruit orchards)
  • entertainment, tourism
  • finance, insurance, real estate
  • business & personal services
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Connecticut

population (2000): 3,405,565

population (2010): 3,574,097

spoken language: English

area: 14,357 km² (5,543 miles²)

median income (2009): $67,034

key industries

  • agriculture
  • manufacturing
  • mining (crushed stone, sand)
  • finance, insurance

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Delaware

population (2000): 783,600

population (2010): 897,934

spoken language: English

area: 6,452 km² (2,490 miles²)

median income (2009): $56,860

key industries

  • agriculture
  • manufacturing
  • mining (magnesium)
  • services
  North Carolina flag

North Carolina

population (2000): 8,049,313

population (2010): 9,535,483

spoken language: English

area: 139,581 km² (53,819 miles²)

median income (2009): $43,674

key industries

  • agriculture (livestock, nursery,...)
  • tobacco products
  • finance, insurance, real estate
  • fishing, aquaculture
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District of Columbia

population (2000): 572,059

population (2010): 601,723

spoken language: English

area: 177 km² (68.34 miles²)

median income (2009): $59,290

key industries

  • government
  • professional & business services
  • educational & health services
  • tourism and hospitality
  North Dakota flag

North Dakota

population (2000): 642,200

population (2010): 672,591

spoken language: English

area: 183,272 km² (70,700 miles²)

median income (2009): $47,827

key industries

  • agriculture (cereal grains, oil seed)
  • food processing
  • manufacturing (farm machinery)
  • mining (oil, natural gas, coal)
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Florida

population (2000): 15,982,378

population (2010): 18,801,310

spoken languages: English, Spanish

area: 170,304 km² (65,755 miles²)

median income (2009): $44,736

key industries

  • agriculture
  • manufacturing
  • mining (phosphate, oil, limestone)
  • fishing
  Ohio flag

Ohio

population (2000): 11,353,140

population (2010): 11,536,504

spoken language: English

area: 116,096 km² (44,825 miles²)

median income (2009): $45,395

key industries

  • agriculture
  • auto manufacturing
  • production of fabricated metals
  • chemical production
Georgia state flag

Georgia

population (2000): 8,186,453

population (2010): 9,687,653

spoken language: English

area: 153,909 km² (59,425 miles²)

median income (2009): $47,590

key industries

  • agriculture
  • manufacturing
  • mining
  • services
  Oklahoma flag

Oklahoma

population (2000): 3,450,654

population (2010): 3,751,351

spoken language: English

area: 181,195 km² (69,898 miles²)

median income (2009): $41,664

key industries

  • agriculture, food processing
  • aerospace
  • electronics, telecommunications
  • oil and natural gas

Oregon flag

Oregon

population (2000): 3,421,399

population (2010): 3,831,074

spoken language: English

area: 255,026 km² (98,381 miles²)

median income (2009): $48,457

key industries

  • forestry, wood processing
  • high tech products & services
  • business & personal services
  • fishing
Hawaii flag

Hawaii

population (2000): 1,211,537

population (2010): 1,360,301

spoken language: English

area: 28,311 km² (10,931 miles²)

median income (2009): $64,098

key industries

  • tourism
  • agriculture (sugarcane, pineapple)
  • military
  • services
  Pennsylvania flag

Pennsylvania

population (2000): 12,281,054

population (2010): 12,702,379

spoken language: English

area: 119,283 km² (46,055 miles²)

median income (2009): $49,520

key industries

  • agriculture, food processing
  • chemicals, pharmaceuticals
  • finance, insurance
  • business & personal services
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Idaho

population (2000): 1,293,953

population (2010): 1,567,582

spoken language: English

area: 216,632 km² (83,570 miles²)

median income (2009): $44,926

key industries

  • agriculture (beef, potatoes)
  • manufacturing
  • mining
  • services
  Rhode Island flag

Rhode Island

population (2000): 1,048,319

population (2010): 1,052,567

spoken language: English

area: 3,140 km² (1,214 miles²)

median income (2009): $54,119

key industries

  • jewelry & silverware production
  • health services
  • tourism
  • fishing
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Illinois

population (2000): 12,419,293

population (2010): 12,830,632

spoken language: English

area: 149,998 km² (57,914 miles²)

median income (2009): $53,966

key industries

  • agriculture
  • manufacturing
  • mining (largest - coal)
  • services
  South Carolina flag

South Carolina

population (2000): 4,012,012

population (2010): 4,625,364

spoken language: English

area: 82,932 km² (32,020 miles²)

median income (2009): $44,625

key industries

  • agriculture
  • chemical production
  • textile and paper production
  • tourism
Indiana flag

Indiana

population (2000): 6,080,485

population (2010): 6,483,802

spoken language: English

area: 94,321 km² (36,418 miles²)

median income (2009): $45,424

key industries

  • agriculture (hogs, corn, soybean)
  • pharmaceuticals, medical devices
  • mining (largest - coal)
  • wholesale & retail
  South Dakota flag

South Dakota

population (2000): 754,844

population (2010): 814,180

spoken language: English

area: 199,731 km² (77,116 miles²)

median income (2009): $45,043

key industries

  • agriculture, food processing
  • computer products production
  • machinery, transport production
  • finance, insurance
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Iowa

population (2000): 2,926,324

population (2010): 3,046,355

spoken language: English

area: 145,743 km² (56,272 miles²)

median income (2009): $48,044

key industries

  • agriculture (hogs, corn, soybean)
  • manufacturing (food processing)
  • manufacturing (farm machinery)
  • mining (largest - limestone)

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Kansas

population (2000): 2,688,418

population (2010): 2,853,118

spoken language: English

area: 213,096 km² (82,277 miles²)

median income (2009): $47,817

key industries

  • agriculture (cattle, calves, wheat)
  • manufacturing (food processing)
  • manufacturing (transport products)
  • oil and natural gas
  Tennessee flag

Tennessee

population (2000): 5,689,283

population (2010): 6,346,105

spoken language: English

area: 109,151 km² (42,143 miles²)

median income (2009): $41,725

key industries

  • agriculture, food processing
  • production of transport equipment
  • chemical production
  • business & personal services
Kentucky flag

Kentucky

population (2000): 4,041,769

population (2010): 4,339,367

spoken language: English

area: 104,659 km² (40,409 miles²)

median income (2009): $40,072

key industries

  • agriculture
  • manufacturing (auto, machinery)
  • mining (largest - coal)
  • services (private & government)
  Texas flag

Texas

population (2000): 20,851,820

population (2010): 25,145,561

spoken languages: English, Spanish

area: 695,621 km² (268,581 miles²)

median income (2009): $48,259

key industries

  • agriculture (livestock)
  • computer & electronic production
  • chemical production
  • oil and natural gas
Louisiana flag

Louisiana

population (2000): 4,468,976

population (2010): 4,533,372

spoken language: English

area: 135,382 km² (51,843 miles²)

median income (2009): $42,492

key industries

  • agriculture
  • chemical production, oil refineries
  • fishing (largest - shrimp)
  • oil and natural gas
  Utah flag

Utah

population (2000): 2,233,169

population (2010): 2,763,885

spoken language: English

area: 219,887 km² (84,899 miles²)

median income (2009): $55,117

key industries

  • agriculture, food processing
  • computer & electronic production
  • mining (oil, natural gas, copper)
  • business & personal services
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Maine

population (2000): 1,274,923

population (2010): 1,328,361

spoken language: English

area: 91,646 km² (35,385 miles²)

median income (2009): $45,734

key industries

  • agriculture
  • pulp and paper
  • shipbuilding
  • fishing
  Vermont flag

Vermont

population (2000): 608,827

population (2010): 625,741

spoken language: English

area: 24,901 km² (9,614 miles²)

median income (2009): $51,618

key industries

  • agriculture, food processing
  • production of electrical equipment
  • business & personal services
  • finance, insurance

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Virginia

population (2000): 7,078,515

population (2010): 8,001,024

spoken language: English

area: 110,785 km² (42,774 miles²)

median income (2009): $59,330

key industries

  • tobacco products
  • high tech products & services
  • defense & security
  • fishing (crab, oyster,...)
Maryland flag

Maryland

population (2000): 5,296,486

population (2010): 5,773,552

spoken language: English

area: 32,133 km² (12,407 miles²)

median income (2009): $69,272

key industries

  • agriculture (greenhouse, nursery)
  • biotechnology
  • mining (coal, crushed stone)
  • fishing
  Washington state flag

Washington

population (2000): 5,894,121

population (2010): 6,724,540

spoken language: English

area: 184,665 km² (71,300 miles²)

median income (2009): $56,548

key industries

  • agriculture, food production
  • aerospace, shipbuilding
  • computer & electronic production
  • fishing
Massachusetts flag

Massachusetts

population (2000): 6,349,097

population (2010): 6,547,629

spoken language: English

area: 27,336 km² (10,555 miles²)

median income (2009): $64,081

key industries

  • manufacturing
  • biotechnology
  • finance, insurance
  • higher education
  West Virginia flag

West Virginia

population (2000): 1,808,344

population (2010): 1,852,994

spoken language: English

area: 62,755 km² (24,230 miles²)

median income (2009): $37,435

key industries

  • chemical production
  • primary metal production
  • mining (coal, natural gas)
  • tourism, R&D
Michigan flag

Michigan

population (2000): 9,938,444

population (2010): 9,883,640

spoken language: English

area: 250,493 km² (96,716 miles²)

median income (2009): $45,255

key industries

  • agriculture
  • manufacturing (auto, machinery)
  • mining (oil, gas, iron ore)
  • services
  Wisconsin flag

Wisconsin

population (2000): 5,363,675

population (2010): 5,686,986

spoken language: English

area: 169,639 km² (65,498 miles²)

median income (2009): $49,993

key industries

  • food production (largest - dairy)
  • machinery, transport production
  • business, personal services
  • finance, insurance
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Minnesota

population (2000): 4,919,479

population (2010): 5,303,925

spoken language: English

area: 225,181 km² (86,939 miles²)

median income (2009): $55,616

key industries

  • agriculture
  • manufacturing
  • mining (largest - iron ore)
  • service sector
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Wyoming

population (2000): 493,782

population (2010): 563,626

spoken language: English

area: 253,336 km² (97,814 miles²)

median income (2009): $52,664

key industries

  • agriculture (mainly livestock)
  • mining (coal, oil, natural gas,...)
  • government services
  • transportation, utility