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.

California

4,869,200

California jobs supported by international trade
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75,722

companies export goods from California locations
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96%

of California exporters are small and medium-size businesses
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72,591

small and midsized exporters in California
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$287.8 B

of goods and services exported from California in 2014
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39%

of California exports went to Free Trade Agreement markets
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665,000

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

Mexico

Canada

China

Japan

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