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.

Connecticut

518,300

Connecticut jobs supported by international trade
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5,717

companies export goods from Connecticut locations
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89%

of Connecticut exporters are small and medium-size businesses
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5,081

small and midsized exporters in Connecticut
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$24.9 B

of goods and services exported from Connecticut in 2014
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27%

of Connecticut exports went to Free Trade Agreement markets
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99,400

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

France

Germany

Canada

United Arab Emirates

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