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.

09/15/2021 By Doug Barry  

David Shogren has always liked to eat good food. So, it made sense to him to go from eating to selling it.

Food brokers are an important link in the US food supply chain. They generally represent manufacturers who employ them to interest wholesalers and retailers in their products.

“I was working as a broker in 2010, selling product mostly to big retail chains in the US,” Shogren recalled. It was around that time that he got a new boss who wanted to diversify the company’s...

09/09/2021 By Doug Barry  

Hong Kong has been in the eye of an economic and political typhoon, and the circulating winds are growing stronger, riskier. Yet most American companies, including USCBC members, are not fleeing for a more stable environment in the Asia Pacific region. Even as the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong reports that 40 percent of their members are contemplating pulling out, some US companies, including small ones with fewer than 20 employees, are staying put or setting up shop.

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09/08/2021

50 States, 50 Stories is a 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 August’s highlights from across the Council with a company state story from California. 

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09/15/2021
By Doug Barry   David Shogren has always liked to eat good food. So, it made sense to him to go from eating to selling it. Food...
09/09/2021
By Doug Barry   Hong Kong has been in the eye of an economic and political typhoon, and the circulating winds are growing...
09/08/2021
50 States, 50 Stories is a USCBC initiative to provide American sub-government organizations monthly roundups with our...
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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...
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
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By Doug Barry Fifty states, fifty stories of trade relations with China. What distinguishes these stories from the national...
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