The Southern Colonies economy depended on many things for it to be a good economy. The Southern Colonies economy was mostly agricultural because if the crops did well, then so did the economy. Also, because of agriculture being mostly the major source of the economy, there were a lot of farms and plantations. Another thing that the Southern Colonies depended on for thier economy was exporting materials for ship, such as wood and tar. Wood grew well in the Southern Colonies because of
the climate. the Southern Colonies also traded with the local Indians for deer skins to sell back to Europe. Since there were many farms in the Southern Colonies, the farms grew many cash crops that were sold for profit. Some cash crops that they grew included tobacco, rice, and indigo. Indigo was used to make dye. The down side to growing these crops, was that they require a great deal of work to grow and harvest. Another down side to growing crops was that everything had to be sold to England and no one else. The last down side was that to grow these crops, england had to
get Africans and make them into slaves. As you can see, even though there were few down sides to the Southern Colonies economy, their economy was good for them because they made a profit.