Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce; Jim McNerny, Chairman & CEO, The Boeing Company: The Engine That Pulled Us Out Of Recession

Wall Street Journal

Businesses that sell to foreign markets put more people to work in high-quality jobs, offering more Americans the chance to earn a decent wage. A March 2014 Commerce Department report showed that goods and services exports in 2014 supported 11.7 million jobs in the U.S. In addition, according to a 2010 Commerce paper , jobs in export-intensive industries pay up to 18% more than jobs not related to exports.