50 States, 50 Stories

The relationship between the world two largest economies can sometimes feel divorced from everyday life, but the US-China relationship has a real, tangible impact on millions of Americans every day. The two countries' trading relationship supports US jobs, as US companies export billions in goods and services to China every year. Underneath the topline data of how much the United States as a whole exports to China are a trove of stories of the individuals whose lives depend on the relationship. From folks who work for Fortune 500 companies to small companies that specialize in things like paint or caskets, about more than a million US jobs are dependent on US-China trade. To dig into the more granular level, click on a state below to see what that area exports most to China and how many jobs are supported by those exports:

USCBC is actively working to highlight more voices from state and local stakeholders on the value of trade and economic engagement with China. If you are interested in collaborating with us on 50 States, 50 Stories, feel free to reach out to us.

07/22/2021

50 States, 50 Stories is a new USCBC initiative to provide American sub-government organizations monthly roundups with our comprehensive analyses and research output. It aims to extend ties, create dialogues, and facilitate better understandings of the real, tangible impacts of the US-China commercial relationship.

View July’s highlights from across the Council with a company state story from Indiana. 

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07/19/2021

By Doug Barry

China is Michigan’s third largest export market, generating $2.8 billion in 2020. Like other states, the range of companies selling things to the world’s second largest economy—and likely to be first in the coming years—is deep and diverse, including building materials, sour cherries, testing equipment for passenger airplane brakes, and much else.

State leaders point to the 26,000 jobs supported by China exports as evidence of the important contribution to Michigan’s economy...

07/07/2021

By Doug Barry

A few years ago in Silicon Valley, it was not unusual to find the flag of the People’s Republic of China flying along side the stars and stripes in front of buildings belonging to the latest tech startup joint venture. Today, the Chinese flags, once a symbol of integrated business cooperation, have disappeared. Though it may now be politically incorrect to showcase such national symbols, trade between California and China continues, and participants in both places are cautiously...

07/22/2021
50 States, 50 Stories is a new USCBC initiative to provide American sub-government organizations monthly roundups with our...
07/19/2021
By Doug Barry China is Michigan’s third largest export market, generating $2.8 billion in 2020. Like other states, the range of...
07/07/2021
By Doug Barry A few years ago in Silicon Valley, it was not unusual to find the flag of the People’s Republic of China flying...
06/10/2021
In 2020, the global economy underwent significant shifts, and the US-China commercial relationship was no exception. Early in...
06/10/2021
By Doug Barry Fifty states, fifty stories of trade relations with China. What distinguishes these stories from the national...
06/10/2021
The trade relationship between China and the United States has been characterized by ongoing trade disputes, retaliatory...
06/10/2021
The US-China commercial relationship is at a crucial juncture. Over $500 billion in reciprocal tariffs remain in place,...