According to U.S. Commercial Service, 95 percent of the world’s potential consumers are outside of the U.S., and the global affinity for American-made products and services is second to none.

Why is exporting a smart move for your business?

  1. Exporting can accelerate company valuation because exporters reduce their overall market risk by spreading sales and operations through more than one economy.
  2. Exporters are more innovative than their non-exporting peers two years after export launch due to access to diverse knowledge bases from international partners – up to 4-times more product innovations and 7-times more patent submissions.
  3. Exporters enjoy a stronger workforce and earn roughly 1-2% higher wages. Firms that export have shown to be more skilled and productive regardless of company size.
  4. Exporters enjoy higher productivity – up to 72% more than non-exporters. The U.S. International Trade Commission found that U.S. small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) manufacturing exporters earned more per firm than non-exporters.
  5. Exporters grow faster, whether they deal in services or manufacturing. Exporters show higher total revenues and faster total revenue growth.
  6. Foreign Direct Investment in the U.S. has shrunk, but opportunity is strong for American-made goods.

Galveston County’s location on the Texas Gulf Coast, marine terminal facilities, and easy access to Port Houston and Hobby & Bush international airports make it an excellent choice as a major logistics center that can support both exports and inward trade.