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.

Louisiana

553,200

Louisiana jobs supported by international trade
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3,883

companies export goods from Louisiana locations
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85%

of Louisiana exporters are small and medium-size businesses
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3,310

small and midsized exporters in Louisiana
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$57.9 B

of goods and services exported from Louisiana in 2014
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38%

of Louisiana exports went to Free Trade Agreement markets
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74,300

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

China

Mexico

Canada

Netherlands

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