U.S. Trade and Exports Support 9.8 Million American JobsFebruary 26, 2013
According to new data, in 2012, U.S. exports reached a record $2.2 trillion dollars – the largest annual export total in U.S. history. This 2012 total exceeds the previous year’s record high of $2.1 trillion.
This growth is reflective of the efforts put forth by the International Trade Administration (ITA) and related government agencies.
As a student who will graduate with a degree in international business, I appreciate the focus the International Trade Administration places on expanding the U.S. economy beyond our borders. Specifically, this focus gives me hope that my particular degree and specialization will result in employment once I graduate.
The overall goal of the U.S. Department of Commerce is to promote job creation, economic growth, sustainable development, and improved standards of living for all Americans. Market development, expansion, and constant reform are vital to the success of the U.S. economy. It is exciting to know that President Obama is a major proponent of these ideas.
The President’s National Export Initiative and the supporting strategies created here at ITA are producing results – tangible results we are seeing through the jobs the increase in exports is supporting.
It is also exciting to know that the nearly 10 million jobs that exports support are in all 50 states and a range of industries. Here at ITA we will continue to do all we can to help U.S. businesses expand their exports in order to assist the American workers whose jobs these exports support.
Business looking to create or increase exports can visit www.export.gov to find out how ITA can help.