Arkansas Exports, Jobs, and Foreign Investment 

Arkansas Depends on World Markets
Exports from Arkansas helped contribute to the $2.33 trillion of U.S. goods and services exported in 2017.
Exports Support Jobs  
Nationally, U.S. jobs supported by exports reached an estimated 10.7 million in 2016, up 1.2 million from 2006. Additionally, Arkansas exports supported 41,168 U.S. jobs in 2016. Furthermore, 64 percent of these jobs were supported by manufactured goods exports.
Exports Sustain Thousands of Arkansas Businesses 
A total of 2,345 companies exported from Arkansas locations in 2015. Small and medium-sized (SME) goods exporters in Arkansas was 1,831.
Foreign Investment and Jobs in Arkansas
In 2015, foreign-owned companies employed 48,100 Arkansas workers. Furthermore, foreign-owned companies had a share of 4.7 percent of Arkansas private-industry employment. 
Foreign Investment and Jobs in Arkansas
In 2015, foreign-owned companies employed 48,100 Arkansas workers. Furthermore, foreign-owned companies had a share of 4.7 percent of Arkansas private-industry employment. 
Free Trade Agreements 
The U.S. currently has 14 free trade agreements in force with 20 countries. Arkansas's exports to U.S. FTA partners totaled $2.9 billion in 2017. Since 2007, exports from Arkansas to FTA markets have grown by 39 percent. 
Arkansas's Metropolitan Exports
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway is the 100th largest metro area reporting exports nationwide. 
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