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.

Benefits of Trade Promotion Authority for America

Trade is an important engine for U.S. economic growth and jobs. With more than 30 percent of U.S. GDP tied to international trade and investment, 95 percent of the world’s population abroad, and more than one in five U.S. jobs supported by trade, U.S. engagement in the international marketplace is more important to our nation’s economy than ever before. Passage of Trade Promotion Authority will help Congress and the President to work together to forge new and beneficial trade agreements for the United States.

To learn how the United States as a whole benefits, click here.

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.

Latest Activity

Letter from the TBA Coalition Supporting Passage of TPA Legislation

We write with respect to the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees’ upcoming hearings on the President’s 2014 trade agenda. That agenda includes a robust set of trade negotiations that will help support U.S. growth and jobs and create economic opportunities for American companies of all sizes, farmers and workers in the global marketplace.

Opening Markets and Increasing Exports for SMEs: A Case Study of the eBay Platform

Digital trade has transformed the global marketplace, creating opportunities for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to do business outside of our borders – where nearly 95 percent of the world’s consumers live.

Through a range of services, companies like eBay Inc. are facilitating trade and helping technology-enabled small businesses to compete and succeed in the global economy.

Passage of Modernized Trade Promotion Authority Will Benefit Your State’s Economy

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. Such agreements will create more economic opportunities for the U.S. economy, companies and workers by opening growing foreign markets and establishing fair and enforceable trade rules.