A record of nearly 305,000 U.S. companies exported goods in 2012, of which the majority (297,995) were small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with fewer than 500 employees.

International business salaries in Orange County, CA, are about $24,600 above Orange County’s average salary. Nationally, exporting companies pay about 18% more than similar jobs in non-exporting companies.

11.7 million U.S. jobs were supported by exports in 2014, up 1.8 million since 2009.

777,320 U.S. jobs were supported by goods exports from California in 2014.

More than 1 in 5 U.S. jobs depend upon international trade.

California is ranked #1 in export-related jobs in the United States.

In 2012, the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA metropolitan area was home to the largest number of goods exporters. In addition to Los Angeles, other metro areas with high numbers of exporters in 2012 included New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA; Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL; Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI; and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX.