Jobs Supported by trade with Mexico and Canada


Value of State Goods Exported to Mexico and Canada in 2017

$25.4 billion

Elected Officials

Rob Portman

When you compare the status quo of NAFTA, to the new USMCA, USMCA is better in every respect for workers, farmers, & service providers in Ohio and around our country. It’s time for Congress to pass the USMCA to increase American jobs.

Brad Wenstrup

Canada and Mexico are top exporters for Ohio. The USMCA strengthens our relationships with our North American neighbors and will help support over one hundred thousand manufacturing jobs in our great state.

John Husted
Lieutenant Governor

It’s always great to visit with our Indiana neighbor ⁦VP mike pence. He was right on point calling for Congress to pass a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico USMCA. 51% of Ohio’s exports go to these two countries. More jobs and higher pay.

Anthony Gonzalez

If you haven't seen it yet, the non-partisan USITC recently released a report that makes it clear - USMCA is a good deal for the country and for economies like ours in Northeast Ohio.

Frank LaRose
Secretary of State

Ohio’s businesses deserve a fair trade deal. With the #USMCAnow, Ohio’s entrepreneurs are better protected against intellectual property theft and better positioned to compete on a global stage. @SpeakerPelosi, please put this legislation up for a vote.

Bob Gibbs

Ohio’s dairy farmers will have better export opportunities after Canada’s milk pricing program is eliminated once USMCA is enacted.

Bob Latta

Farmers in Ohio rely on trade with Canada and Mexico, and need a free (and fair) trade deal to keep the markets competitive. USMCA is a better deal.

Mike DeWine

As the 9th largest exporting state, with Canada and Mexico as our top two trading partners, passing #USMCAnow will benefit #Ohio businesses. @realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse @USTradeRep

Warren Davidson

We have a great agreement, we just need to get it over the finish line.

David Goodman
Director of Development

USMCA trade agreement makes it better for Ohio farmers and workers to sell their products to Mexico, the second-largest customer for Ohio products totaling nearly $7 billion. #USMCAnow #OhioExports”


Manufactures Association

The need for Congress to approve the USMCA trade deal this year was a central theme in Vice President Pence’s groundbreaking speech at Magna Seating’s new auto supply plant in Lancaster, Ohio.

Chamber of Commerce

Free trade with Canada & Mexico supports nearly 430,000 jobs in Ohio and generates nearly $27 billion from exports to our two neighbors. This critical trading partnership should be strengthened & USMCA is the best way to achieve that goal.

Cattlemen Association

USMCA is important to Ohio cattlemen, which is why OCA recently signed onto a letter alongside other state affiliates of Beltway Beef urging U.S. Senate and House leaders to support swift ratification of USMCA.

Ohio Corn and Wheat

Gov. Mike DeWine, Thank you for supporting USMCA! Trade is important to Ohio farmers.