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.

Wisconsin

800,800

Wisconsin jobs supported by international trade
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8,857

companies export goods from Wisconsin locations
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87%

of Wisconsin exporters are small and medium-size businesses
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7,691

small and midsized exporters in Wisconsin
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$30.3 B

of goods and services exported from Wisconsin in 2014
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55%

of Wisconsin exports went to Free Trade Agreement markets
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90,000

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

Canada

Mexico

China

Japan

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