Congressman Adrian Smith says trade is vital to growing Nebraska’s economy.
And Smith says Nebraskans know it.
“A common theme when I speak with producers, whether its farmers, ranchers or manufacturers all across the Third District, is the importance of trade to their economic success,” Smith tells Nebraska reporters during a conference call. “In fact, if you measure it, 82% of Nebraska exporters are small and medium-sized businesses. And, opening more markets to Nebraska obviously plays a crucial role in growing our economy.”
Smith says trade is vital to Nebraska and the country as a whole.
“With more than 96% of the world’s customers living outside our borders, it certainly points to the fact that trade provides crucial opportunities for our Nebraska exporters, just American business in general,” according to Smith. “We know that we have very efficient production here at home. We want to be able to sell our products around the world.”
Smith says 82% of Nebraska exporters are small to medium-sized businesses.
Smith recently held a trade seminar in Grand Island that featured United States Trade Ambassador Darci Vetter in the impact trade agreements have on rural economies.