On the second day of his official tour Sharif, along with others, met US Trade Representative, Mike Froman and US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, besides addressing a meeting of American corporate executives at the US Chamber of Commerce.
During this, Pakistan sought US assistance in reviving its fragile economy, officials said.
Citing his country's proximity to the billion-plus markets in India and China, Sharif sought US investment to Pakistan and listed out steps taken to improve economic environment of the country.
"Pakistan's proximity to two of the world's largest markets -- China and India -- places us right in the middle of where all the action is going to be in the years to come," Sharif said in his address to the American businesses at a meeting organised by the US-Pakistan Business Council.
Improvement in security environment and good governance was common theme on second day of the visit of Pakistan PM, officials said.
"Secretary Moniz encouraged Pakistan to advance policies that promote a secure investment climate and good governance," a Department of Energy spokesperson told PTI after meeting.
Moniz, during the meeting, echoed the message of Secretary of State John Kerry that as Pakistan's largest trading partner, the US remains committed to an economic relationship increasingly based on trade and investment, including in the energy sector, the spokesperson said.
Energy is one of the three top priorities of Sharif government, followed by economy and extremism. Sharif and Moniz discussed US support for Pakistan's energy sector, the spokesperson said.
The meeting between Froman and Sharif focused on strengthening the trade and investment relationship between the two countries, the USTR said.
In 2012, two-way trade was valued at $5.2 billion.
As compared, the two way trade between India and the US has now touched $100 billion and in a meeting last month US President, Barack Obama, and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had agreed to increase it to $500 billion.
"Froman and Sharif agreed that a strong US-Pakistan trade relationship is in our mutual interest, and vowed to work together to increase bilateral trade and investment," the USTD said after the meeting.