By Sebbie Gost
Well, first of all, I would not divide America to equal economies (because honestly, half of America will still make less than the top 5 states combined), I would divide it based on what has been dividing nations from the beginning of time: culture. And with a common culture, you can get common economies.
The United States, peacefully separated into around 10 states. (sorry for not keeping the limit of 8) Here are the new American nations: