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.

Alabama

567,500

Alabama jobs supported by international trade
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4,094

companies export goods from Alabama locations
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81%

of Alabama exporters are small and medium-size businesses
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3,313

small and midsized exporters in Alabama
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$24 B

of goods and services exported from Alabama in 2014
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41%

of Alabama exports went to Free Trade Agreement markets
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92,700

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

Canada

China

Germany

Mexico

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