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.

West Virginia

187,000

West Virginia jobs supported by international trade
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1,098

companies export goods from West Virginia locations
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76%

of West Virginia exporters are small and medium-size businesses
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834

small and midsized exporters in West Virginia
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$9 B

of goods and services exported from West Virginia in 2014
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42%

of West Virginia exports went to Free Trade Agreement markets
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29,000

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

Canada

China

Brazil

Belgium

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