Why Invest in the Free Trade Alliance
- 95% of consumers live outside the United States. The Alliance works daily to keep and expand access to these markets so that when you are ready, the opportunity is there for you. Furthermore, your employees will thank you as well when you do start exporting, as export related jobs pay 13-18% more than the national average.
- The Alliance continues to attract foreign investment. Over 177 foreign companies have incorporated in Texas through the Alliance’s International Business Development Center (IBDC).
- Over the past seven years foreign investment into Texas through the Alliance IBDC program has experienced an average annual growth rate of 34.8%. Furthermore, the economic impact of the program now exceeds $35 million annually. The investors purchase residential and commercial property, attend local churches, join country clubs and fitness centers, shop in our stores, dine in our restaurants and hire employees.
- Foreign companies employ 344,600 Texans. These Texans
- are then able to purchase goods and services produced in the state, partly because jobs created by foreign investment pay 32% more than the national average.
There are more honor students in India than there are in the United States, and China will soon become the number one English speaking country in the world. Are your children prepared for the global knowledge economy? The Free Trade Alliance Education Foundation helps prepare our future global leaders to have this knowledge through programs such as the Future Global Leaders Coalition and the International Business Plan program that provide globally oriented internships to college students and scholarships for international studies. With such programs in place, The Alliance helps aspiring leaders to not just see the global picture but more importantly, to actually be part of it.
TradeRoots International Leadership Award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Sept. 2009)
San Antonio’s District Director’s Alliance Award, by the Small Business Administration (April 2009)