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.

South Carolina

579,300

South Carolina jobs supported by international trade
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6,162

companies export goods from South Carolina locations
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85%

of South Carolina exporters are small and medium-size businesses
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5,240

small and midsized exporters in South Carolina
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$34.9 B

of goods and services exported from South Carolina in 2014
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30%

of South Carolina exports went to Free Trade Agreement markets
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131,900

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

China

Germany

Canada

United Kingdom

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