The Southern Colonies in the United States had a number of natural resources including fish, a variety of crops and timber. The Southern Colonies had fertile land, which made it easy to grow a number of different crops.
Because the Southern Colonies had such fertile land, they were able to make money by exporting their crops to other colonies. Some of these crops included corn, cotton and tobacco. The colonies were also able to export livestock, which grew well in the fertile land. In addition to exporting for money, they would trade items for things that they were not able to find in the South, including shoes, lace, farm tools and dishes.