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.

Maryland

812,700

Maryland jobs supported by international trade
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6,832

companies export goods from Maryland locations
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88%

of Maryland exporters are small and medium-size businesses
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6,015

small and midsized exporters in Maryland
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$24.4 B

of goods and services exported from Maryland in 2014
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34%

of Maryland exports went to Free Trade Agreement markets
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103,800

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

Canada

Saudi Arabia

United Kingdom

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