Trade Works for US

Millions of American jobs depend on America’s ability to trade with other countries. Half of all U.S. manufacturing jobs depend on exports, one in three acres on American farms is planted for international sales, and 49 out of every 50 U.S. companies that ship to other countries are small businesses. But for too long, it has been hard to identify the everyday workers, farmers, and entrepreneurs whose livelihoods depend on trade — until now.

Alaska

90,900

Alaska jobs supported by international trade
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570

companies export goods from Alaska locations
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74%

of Alaska exporters are small and medium-size businesses
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423

small and midsized exporters in Alaska
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$6.8 B

of goods and services exported from Alaska in 2014
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31%

of Alaska exports went to Free Trade Agreement markets
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17,500

workers employed by foreign firms invested in Alaska
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Alaska’s Top Export Markets:

China

Japan

South Korea

Canada

To learn more about how trade plays to our country’s strengths and to see why trade is key to our ability to drive economic growth, visit uschamber.com/international-trade-and-investment