Over the past five years, Utah merchandise exports have doubled. For the past three years we have set new all-time state records for merchandise exports. Three years ago at 10.3 billion dollars… last year we were the only state in the nation to increase our exports over the previous year… and today I’m proud to announce that according to numbers released just this week by the U-S Commerce Department we the figures for 2010 are in and we have raised the bar again to 13.6 billion dollars!
These numbers are impressive and they show the incredible potential we have to boost our economy by looking beyond the borders of the United States.
Right now, over 28-hundred Utah companies export their goods and services. That’s a good number but one we can certainly improve. At the World Trade Center Utah, we specialize in helping Utah companies enter profitable global markets.
Simply put, exports mean jobs.
Your continued support of the World Trade Center will strengthen our ability to keep a good thing going, to create Utah jobs and to meet the goal laid out in The Utah Jobs Agenda… to double Utah exports over the next five years, again.