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Trade Drives America’s Growth & Jobs

Here are four fast facts about how America benefits from trade and trade agreements:

Expanding opportunities for America’s exporters, including through trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), is good for business, good for the U.S. economy and good for U.S. jobs

San Diego Union Tribune Editorial: Trans-Pacific Partnership lets American workforce shine

President Barack Obama, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf and dozens of prominent business leaders and economists have been making the case for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in particular and for international trade in general for years now, and for good reason. The rise in standards of living worldwide over the past 70 years, including the sharp decline in extreme poverty, is due in large part to the surge in international trade, which promotes economic efficiency, growth and prosperity in the First World and Third World alike. 

U.S. Free Trade Agreements Benefit Exporters in Every State

Every state has benefitted from U.S. free trade agreements (FTAs), and FTA partners account for more than 40 percent of goods exports in about two-thirds of all states. 

Expanding opportunities for America’s exporters, including through trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), is good for business, good for the U.S. economy and good for U.S. jobs

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