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.

Montana

140,200

Montana jobs supported by international trade
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1,556

companies export goods from Montana locations
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84%

of Montana exporters are small and medium-size businesses
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1,300

small and midsized exporters in Montana
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$3.5 B

of goods and services exported from Montana in 2014
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60%

of Montana exports went to Free Trade Agreement markets
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6,900

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

Canada

China

South Korea

Taiwan

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