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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Rep. Billy Long: Supporting new opportunities for jobs through trade

I want to take this opportunity to explain why I support Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, sometimes referred to as Fast Track, which will restore a key component of our trade policy to help our nation’s manufacturers and agricultural producers grow and create good paying jobs here at home.

Trade Promotion Authority helps rural communities

In rural communities, hard work is a way of life. You put in long hours, day in and day out, and with the help of innovative technology, good weather and a little luck, you reap what you sow. Your hard work contributes to a rural economy that is one of the strongest in the world.

Whether you’re a farmer and rancher, a small business owner or an employee at a rural business, you make products that are in high demand here at home and abroad.

Trade, exports help power Florida economy

Florida is known for many things: sun, sand, golf courses … and exports. In fact, in 2013, Florida businesses exported more than $96 billion in goods and services, supporting more than 2.4 million jobs including the more than 2,500 employees who work for Honeywell across the state.

What's more, of the more than 61,000 businesses in Florida that export, 95 percent are small and medium-sized businesses like H. & S. Swansons' Tool Co. in Pinellas Park.

The Spokesman-Review: Exports-dependent economy on trade agenda

The West Coast port dispute has apparently ended; relieving congestion on Puget Sound docks will be but one of the challenges ahead for Washington’s trade-dependent economy.

At the state level, the Legislature must adopt a transportation plan that will ease the flow of vehicle and rail traffic throughout Washington. Although the North Spokane Corridor is the critical piece for the Inland Northwest, every part of the state will benefit from elimination of the bottlenecks around the ports.

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Trade Spotlight

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.