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International trade and investment supports jobs and economic growth in every state. Learn more about how your state benefits on our interactive map.
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.
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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.
A new poll of 1,000 registered voters shows the vast majority – more than 80 percent of Americans across party lines – support the United States negotiating trade agreements to expand market access for U.S. goods and services around the globe. ...More
TPA-2014 delivers on a robust trade agenda. The United States will fall behind other countries negotiating preferential trade agreements for their companies, farmers and workers if it doesn’t have a 21st century TPA to pursue a robust trade negotiating agenda. TPA-2014 is needed to successfully conclude current negotiations, develop new negotiations, and help Congress implement trade agreements....More
From Israel to South Korea, Australia to Guatemala, and many countries in between, free trade agreements (FTAs) boost the U.S. economy and create and support jobs in America. U.S. trade with FTA partner countries supports 17.7 million American jobs, and in 2012, $718 billion of U.S. goods exports globally, or 46 percent, went to FTA partners.
U.S. trade agreements open markets around the world for U.S. companies and workers to sell their goods and services and set strong rules for two-way trade with other countries. This supports economic growth and jobs in local communities across the country.
Share of Jobs Tied to Trade Doubled Between 1992 and 2011
As the United States opens new markets around the globe, the number of U.S. jobs supported by trade continues to grow. In fact, the percentage of U.S. jobs supported by trade in 2011 (21.7 percent) is double the percentage of U.S. jobs supported by trade in 1992 (10.4 percent).