The Mid-Atlantic Gateway region of the United States encompasses six states, to include all or a portion of the states of:
- lower New Jersey,
- North Carolina,
- Virginia, and
- the District of Columbia
This region includes 6 port authorities, with 34 commercial deepwater and river ports and regional waterways, intermodal connections and corridors. The Gateway Director serves as an expert on all regional and local maritime issues, to include disaster response/recovery, financing for port infrastructure, marine highway development, and support for American shipbuilding companies. In addition to coordinating with the private sector, the Director also serves as the Agency liaison to regional Federal, state, and local government agencies.