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GT Podcast – Community Connection Series – Episode 3 – Laredo, TX – The Pathway for Trade

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GT Podcast – Community Connection Series – Episode 3 – Laredo, TX – The Pathway for Trade

In this episode of our Community Connection series, our host Eric Kleinsorge speaks with President and CEO of Laredo Economic Development Corporation, Gene Lindgren. Find out why Laredo leads the country in exports, what industries are booming there, and so much more!!

Check out more of our GT Podcast – Community Connection Series here!

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Study Shows Global Trade Represents 1 out of 5 jobs in California

The Golden State makes news headlines once again boasting its impressive job market. The latest numbers from a study released by Business Roundtable and prepared by Trade Partnership Worldwide confirms a whopping 4,710,600 jobs are supported by global trade in California. The study gathered the most recent information available reflecting employment data from 2017.

“The CEO members of Business Roundtable, who lead companies with more than 15 million employees, strongly support congressional passage of USMCA implementing legislation this year. We stand united to preserve and modernize North American trade, which supports over 12 million jobs and a strong U.S. economy,” said Tom Linebarger, Chairman and CEO of Cummins Inc. and Chair of the Business Roundtable Trade & International Committee.

In addition to the massive employment numbers supported by global trade, California’s export market is also revealing impressive numbers. The same study also revealed goods and services exports made up 11.2 percent of the state’s overall GDP as it exported up to $59.5 billion in goods and services to Mexico and Canada in 2017.

The study in its entirety can be found here.