International trade supports millions of American jobs. One in three manufacturing jobs depends on exports, and one in three acres on American farms is planted for hungry consumers overseas. More than 95% of the world’s consumers live outside our borders, and their demand for American goods and services is growing every day.
But for too long, it’s been hard to identify the workers, farmers, and ranchers whose livelihood depends on trade.
We hope to change that. The information you’ll find on this site, which is gathered exclusively from official U.S. government databases, provides an unprecedented amount of detail on the link between American exports and jobs. For every state in the union and all 435 Congressional districts, you’ll see what’s being exported and to what countries.
The conclusion is inescapable: trade supports jobs.
About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. More than 96% of U.S. Chamber members are small businesses with 100 employees or fewer.
As the voice of business, the Chamber’s core purpose is to fight for free enterprise before Congress, the White House, regulatory agencies, the courts, the court of public opinion, and governments around the world.
The Chamber’s International Division works in collaboration with more than 100 American Chambers of Commerce in countries around the world. The Chamber also runs the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), a program of the National Endowment for Democracy.
More than 100 corporate and small business leaders from all sectors serve on the U.S. Chamber’s board of directors.
Through its growing network of grassroots business activists, the Chamber makes a tremendous on impact educating voters, turning out the business vote, and advancing legislation on Capitol Hill.
Over the past year, the Chamber hosted more than 2,500 programs, meetings, seminars, and forums. Participants included members of the administration, members of Congress, and dozens of international leaders.