The Northern Marianas' governor says the territory is expected to have a greater voice in the administration of United States President-elect, Donald Trump.
The Republican candidate beat Democrat rival Hillary Clinton to become the 45th US president last week.
Ralph Torres, a Republican, said Mr Trump has promised to create an Asian Pacific American Advisory Committee which will give US territories like the Northern Marianas, Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands a direct link to the White House.
He hopes contentious issues for the territory like foreign workers, the creation of live-fire bases for the military, and visa exemptions for Russian and Chinese visitors will be addressed by the committee.
As an un-incorporated territory, the Northern Marianas only has one non-voting delegate to the US House of Representatives, and is not allowed to vote for the presidency.