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.

Colorado

733,900

Colorado jobs supported by international trade
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5,810

companies export goods from Colorado locations
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87%

of Colorado exporters are small and medium-size businesses
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5,071

small and midsized exporters in Colorado
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$22.5 B

of goods and services exported from Colorado in 2014
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43%

of Colorado exports went to Free Trade Agreement markets
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90,800

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

Canada

Mexico

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