It’s official: exporting is a trend in the United States. For four straight years, U.S. companies have experienced record-breaking international sales – reaching an all-time high of $2.3 trillion – and supporting 11.3 million U.S. jobs – last year alone.
Across the country, U.S. exports help companies grow, create jobs, and contribute to the domestic economy. If you want to join the rising number of firms that are going global, consider the various ways the government can help.
For example, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency can connect you to global infrastructure opportunities. As an independent federal government agency, USTDA’s mission is to invest in projects that advance economic growth in emerging markets, while promoting U.S. exports to those markets.
And we’re pretty good at it. I’m proud to say that every $1 USTDA has invested in its programs has yielded $76 in U.S.-manufactured goods and services.
How are we able to achieve this incredible return on our investment? By providing U.S. companies with access, opportunity and support. But before I describe how the Agency supports U.S. firms in more detail, there are a couple of things that I’d like you to keep in mind: