An organization uses the Blackbaud Sphere Connector to bring over Constituents from Rasier's Edge to Sphere. When this information comes over, the State information can be seen in the batch. However, when the Contact record is viewed after the import, the State field blank. This prevents the organization from bringing over all of their desired information from Rasier's Edge to Sphere.
To resolve this issue, the edit needs to be made in the Raiser's Edge system by double-clicking the United States entry in Config /International and specify “USA” for abbreviation.