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.

Iowa

456,300

Iowa jobs supported by international trade
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3,374

companies export goods from Iowa locations
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83%

of Iowa exporters are small and medium-size businesses
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2,798

small and midsized exporters in Iowa
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$22.7 B

of goods and services exported from Iowa in 2014
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57%

of Iowa exports went to Free Trade Agreement markets
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55,800

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

Canada

Mexico

Japan

China

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