US States/Virginia/Products and industries

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Products and Industries

Virginia's extensive transportation system or highways, railroads, waterways, and air transportation moves natural resources (otherwise known as raw materials) to factories and finished products to markets. Virginia exports agricultural products such as tobacco and poultry and manufactured goods (large ships) and coal.

Tourism is a major part of Virginia's economy.

Virginia has a large number of communications and high-technology industries.

Many people from other states and even around the world have migrated to Virginia for employment. The federal government has a significant impact on Virginia's economy. Since many of the government agencies are located in Virginia and nearby Washington D.C.

Regions[edit | edit source]

Costal Plains (or Tidewater) Region[edit | edit source]

  • Products: Seafood, peanuts
  • Industries: Shipbuilding, fishing, tourism, military base

Piedmont Region[edit | edit source]

  • Products: Tobacco products, informational technology
  • Industries: Federal and state government (located in Richmond, Virginia), farming, horse industry

Blue Ridge Mountains[edit | edit source]

  • Products: Apples
  • Industries: Recreation and farming

Valley and Ridge Region[edit | edit source]

  • Products: Poultry, apples, dairy, beef
  • Industries: Farming

Appalachain Plateau[edit | edit source]

  • Products: Coal
  • Industries: Coal Mining

Terms to know[edit | edit source]

  • Export - to send products to another location/place to sell.
  • Migrated - people or animals that have moved to a different location