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As business leaders representing every sector of the economy, we know that trade — both exports and imports — and U.S. trade agreements help drive America’s economic growth, competitiveness and job creation. Currently, trade supports more than one in five American jobs. Exports account for nearly 14 percent of overall U.S. GDP, and since 2004, U.S. exports have grown faster than GDP. 

Business Roundtable has developed the following educational resources and tools, which detail the many benefits of trade and U.S. trade agreements.

National & State-by-State Trade Benefits Fact Sheets: Two sets of in-depth fact sheets (one on trade generally and second on trade with TPP countries) detailing the number of jobs in each state supported by trade, key U.S. export industries and markets for each state, and much more.

To learn what state and local media are saying about the benefits of trade, click here.

Benefits of Trade & U.S. Trade Agreements: A visual report detailing how trade and the 14 current U.S. free trade agreements with 20 countries have contributed to U.S. growth and jobs.

Trade Promotion Authority: An Important Tool for U.S. Economic Growth and Jobs: A two-page fact sheet on the history and importance of Trade Promotion Authority to negotiate U.S. trade agreements that open markets for American workers and help ensure a rules-based system for two-way trade.

Trade Benefits America Coalition website: An educational resource and advocacy tool on the benefits of trade and U.S. trade agreements.

The Language & Benefits of Trade: An easy-to-use guide providing the latest facts, figures, definition and acronyms to help navigate the often-complex world of international trade and investment policy.

American Companies and Global Supply Networks – Driving U.S. Economic Growth and Jobs by Connecting with the World: A report highlighting the critical links between globally engaged U.S. companies, their international operations and supply networks, and U.S. economic growth and jobs.

Mutual Benefits, Shared Growth: Small and Large Companies Working Together