Export and investment promotion

Exports and foreign direct investment (FDI) are proven job generators. Exported goods and services supported 10.7 million well-paying U.S. jobs in 2016. In 2015, majority-owned U.S. affiliates of foreign companies directly employed 6.8 million Americans.

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