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.

North Carolina

1,232,100

North Carolina jobs supported by international trade
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10,886

companies export goods from North Carolina locations
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88%

of North Carolina exporters are small and medium-size businesses
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9,544

small and midsized exporters in North Carolina
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$49.9 B

of goods and services exported from North Carolina in 2014
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44%

of North Carolina exports went to Free Trade Agreement markets
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242,700

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

Canada

Mexico

China

Saudi Arabia

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