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.

Washington

945,700

Washington jobs supported by international trade
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12656

companies export goods from Washington locations
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90%

of Washington exporters are small and medium-size businesses
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11,352

small and midsized exporters in Washington
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$107.3 B

of goods and services exported from Washington in 2014
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22%

of Washington exports went to Free Trade Agreement markets
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105,600

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

China

Japan

Canada

South Korea

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