The Midwest region of the United States has natural resources such as water, soil, coal, oil, iron ore, limestone, lumber, wind and natural gas. Within the Midwest lies plains, grasslands, forests and mining sites, making the region extremely rich in many different types of natural resources.
The rich soil and vast water supply of the Midwest helped it to evolve into the region with the nation's most valuable farmlands. The economy of this region was built off of high yields of corn and wheat. While crop production has always been high in the Midwest, with the development of new energy technologies, natural gas and wind have been recent additions to the long list of valuable natural resources of the region.