You seem to be interested in getting your DD into the “right” gymnastics program. There are different paths of gymnastics in the USA.
And different gyms focus on those paths differently. What a gym focuses on doesn’t make them good or bad, but it could make them the right or wrong fit for a certain gymnast.
The elite track is difficult and many gyms don’t offer it. That doesn’t make them a bad gym.
But If elite is what you are looking for - you can review what gyms girls at those meets come from. Yes, a lot come from Texas and the west.. but a lot come from other places.
Looking at recent results of elite events there are girls from a lot of other regions too:
Twin City Twisters (Minnesota)
Brandy Johnson’s (Florida)
Gym x-treme (Ohio)
First State (Delaware)
And I’m sure I’m missing others.
Then if you look at the TOPs list that just came out… there are a lot of gyms from all over the place (Kentucky, Nebraska, Iowa, Hawaii, Michigan, New Jersey, New York— just to name a few)
If you really think you want your DD to try the elite route — maybe look though these lists and see if you can find a gym near you.