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.

Rhode Island

136,500

Rhode Island jobs supported by international trade
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1,849

companies export goods from Rhode Island locations
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88%

of Rhode Island exporters are small and medium-size businesses
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1,631

small and midsized exporters in Rhode Island
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$4.2 B

of goods and services exported from Rhode Island in 2014
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49%

of Rhode Island exports went to Free Trade Agreement markets
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29,700

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

Canada

Mexico

China

Domincan Republic

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