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.

Texas

3,150,600

Texas jobs supported by international trade
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41881

companies export goods from Texas locations
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93%

of Texas exporters are small and medium-size businesses
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39,005

small and midsized exporters in Texas
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$337.3 B

of goods and services exported from Texas in 2014
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62%

of Texas exports went to Free Trade Agreement markets
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544,800

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

Mexico

Canada

China

Brazil

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