Texas seems to have mastered in turning trade into new job opportunities. The report of the International Trade Administration of the Commerce Department has showed that over 1.11 million jobs were supported by the exports of goods of Texas in 2014.
The figure for last year is 26 percent more than the number of exports-based jobs in 2009.
Texas was followed by California which came second by creating 775,000 jobs.
According to the Commerce Department, 11.7 million jobs nationwide were directly and indirectly linked with the exports of goods and services in 2014.
“Texas companies of all sizes are exploring the benefits of exporting and introducing their world-class products to the 95 percent of consumers living outside U.S. borders,” Stefan Selig, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Administration said in a released statement.
Canavati & Co. LLC president Jorge Canavati believes Texas managed to grab the first position as the state enjoys a very strong industrial base.
“Texas offers a much friendlier environment for manufacturing and exports,” Canavati said.
Canavati & Co. LLC is an international trade agent which supports companies to develop their plans for international logistics.
Texas is also number 1 in export-based job generation as it enjoys the longest border with Mexico as well as the most ports of entry.