From the Deseret News, a report on the Zions Bank’s International Trade and Business Conference, “Global trade helps economy, experts say“:
In Utah, more than 130,000 jobs depend on manufacturing, and a great many of them depend on exporting, said Douglas A.R. Goudie, director of international trade policy for the National Association of Manufacturers. U.S. manufacturing had hit an all-time high just before the recession, and it will be back, he predicted. “About 23 percent of all the goods in the world are made here.” Last year, admittedly not the best year, American companies shipped $5.2 trillion in goods, he added.
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