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  • By the numbers
    • 7in the nation for in the nation for total export dollars at nearly $53.2 billion (2015), and 3rd for exports to the U.S.’s 20 Free Trade Agreement (FTAA) partners, at $36.4 billion (1)
    • 1in the U.S. with $750,000 in federal dollars to assist companies with exporting awarded by SBA (2)
    • 1.1billion dollars since 2012 has been facilitated in Michigan export sales by the MEDC (3)
    • 5,561Michigan jobs created and sustained by the MEDC International Trade Program since 2012 (4)
    • 126 countries in FY15 were exported to by companies through the assistance of the MEDC International Trade Program (5)
    • 270,927 U.S. jobs supported by exported good from Michigan in 2014 (6)
    • 14,843companies exported from Michigan locations in 2013 (7)
    • 95percent of the world’s consumers are located outside of the U.S., highlighting the importance of opening foreign markets to Michigan goods and services, and level of opportunity for exports (8)
    • Source: · Source: 1. International Trade Administration, TradeStatsExpress, 2015 (released February 5, 2016); 2. Small Business Administration (SBA), 2015, www.sba.gov/offices/headquarters/oit/resources/14315; 3. MEDC’s International Trade Program, updated quarterly; 4. MEDC’s International Trade Program, updated quarterly. The MEDC uses the assumption that $200,000 in export sales is roughly equivalent to one job; 5. MEDC’s International Trade Program, 2016; 6. International Trade Administration, 2014, www.trade.gov/mas/ian/statereports/states/mi.pdf; 7. Ibid; 8. International Trade Administration and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, www.uschamber.com/ad/95-worlds- consumers-live-outside-united-states