This is Lane Beattie of the Salt Lake Chamber with your Utah Business Report.
The Utah Jobs Agenda set a goal to double exports over the next five years. In fact, that would mean doubling them again—because that is exactly what we have done over the past five years.
Increasing U.S. exports of goods and services can play a vital role in generating the millions of American jobs needed to replace those lost in the recession and to keep up with the needs of our growing population.
Overseas markets represent 95 percent of the world's consumers and three-quarters of its purchasing power. Trade already supports one in three manufacturing jobs, and more than 280-thousand small and medium-sized businesses export, accounting for nearly a third of all merchandise exports. The resulting opportunities are immense.
Utah businesses can grow by selling their goods and services outside the borders of our nation. Helping businesses into profitable global markets is the mission of the World Trade Center Utah. You can find more information at wtcut.com. That's wtcut.com.
This is Lane Beattie for KSL News Radio.