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.

Michigan

1,187,900

Michigan jobs supported by international trade
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14,997

companies export goods from Michigan locations
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89%

of Michigan exporters are small and medium-size businesses
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13,387

small and midsized exporters in Michigan
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$69.8 B

of goods and services exported from Michigan in 2014
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70%

of Michigan exports went to Free Trade Agreement markets
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217,100

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

Canada

Mexico

China

Germany

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