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.

New Jersey

1,185,700

New Jersey jobs supported by international trade
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20,647

companies export goods from New Jersey locations
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92%

of New Jersey exporters are small and medium-size businesses
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19,036

small and midsized exporters in New Jersey
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$58 B

of goods and services exported from New Jersey in 2014
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40%

of New Jersey exports went to Free Trade Agreement markets
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244,800

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

Canada

Mexico

United Kingdom

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