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West Virginia’s Leaders Reiterate Support For Preserving & Modernizing NAFTA
Agreement Pivotal To Food & Agriculture Sectors Supporting Nearly 177,000 State Jobs

West Virginia’s Food & Agriculture Sectors Support Nearly 177,000 Jobs & Export $4 Million To NAFTA Partners:

Dependent On NAFTA, The Food And Agriculture Sectors Support Nearly 177,000 Jobs. (“West Virginia,” Americans For Farmers & Families, Accessed 2/7/17)

  • West Virginia’s Top NAFTA Exports Are Dairy And Meat. (“West Virginia,” Americans For Farmers & Families, Accessed 2/7/17)
  • $4 Million, Or 12 Percent, Of West Virginia’s $31 Million In Food And Agriculture Exports In 2016 Went To NAFTA Partners. (“West Virginia,” Americans For Farmers & Families, Accessed 2/7/17)

NAFTA Withdrawal Could Cost The State Of West Virginia More Than 17,000 Jobs. (“Terminating NAFTA: The National And State-By-State Impacts On Jobs, Exports And Output,” Business Roundtable, January /2018)

West Virginia’s Business Groups Have Praised NAFTA’s Positive Impacts On Their Industries:

West Virginia University Associate Professor Of Political Science Christina Fattore: “NAFTA’s Kind Of The ‘Fall Guy’ In A Lot Of Our Arguments In The United States … We’re Not The Losers In NAFTA.” (Roxanne Scott, “Heavy Metal: A Look At Kentucky’s Pipeline To Quebec,” 89.3 WFPL, 8/25/17)

Trade Benefits America: “Free Trade Between The U.S., Canada And Mexico Has Resulted In Job Creation, Higher Wages, Competitive U.S. Companies, And Importantly – Lower Consumer Prices At The Register For Families Across West Virginia.” (“Trade Benefits West Virginia,” Trade Benefits America, Accessed 2/22/18)

Business Roundtable: “West Virginia’s Exports To Canada And Mexico Have Increased By $1.8  Billion (629 Percent) Since NAFTA Went Into Effect In 1994.” (“How Vest Virginia’s Economy Benefits From International Trade & Investment,” Business Roundtable, Accessed 2/22/18)

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