Trade Benefits America

Trade agreements are good for the U.S. economy.

Trade Benefits by State

International trade and investment supports jobs and economic growth in every state. Learn more about how your state benefits on our interactive map.

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Trade Benefits America’s Services Industries

From travel and tourism to freight and port services – trade in U.S. services help keep the U.S. economy growing.

In 2013, America’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partners spent more than $153 billion on U.S. services.

Yet only three percent of American services companies currently export – meaning there is huge untapped potential to expand U.S. services exports and support even more American jobs by further opening international markets through modernized FTAs.

Trade Benefits America’s Manufacturing Industries

Trade supports a wide range of U.S. manufacturing industries – from agricultural equipment to semiconductors.

In 2014, America’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partners purchased $765 billion worth of U.S. goods.

Free Trade Benefits All 50 States

From Alabama to Wyoming, all 50 states benefit from U.S. free trade agreements (FTAs) with our 20 FTA partner countries around the world.

Free Trade Agreements Grow the U.S. Economy

U.S. trade agreements create new business opportunities for U.S. manufacturers, service providers and farmers. The United States’ 20 free trade agreement (FTA) partner countries are growing markets for U.S. exports – in 2014, $765 billion of U.S. goods exports to the world, or 47 percent, went to FTA partner countries.

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Trade and U.S. trade agreements create economic growth and jobs in the United States. Congressional passage of modernized Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation is critical for advancing current U.S. trade negotiations – the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Trade in Services Agreement – and future U.S. trade agreements.

Report by TechAmerica. TechAmerica Foundation proudly presents our 2014 edition of Tech Trade in the States: A State-by-State Overview of International Trade of Tech Goods. It provides 2012 data on tech trade at the national level and export data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The report also provides an estimate as to the number of jobs that are supported by export activities.