Published on Forbes.com
Written by Daniel Runde
If one were to design an agency specifically for the Trump Administration, you would have created the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). USTDA generates $85 in U.S. exports for every $1 spent on their programs. Last year alone, USTDA generated $12 billion in export value and supported nearly 66,000 jobs largely in manufacturing in the United States. All the U.S. taxpayer monies spent through USTDA stay in the U.S. USTDA helps to level the playing field for U.S. firms looking to expand internationally, all while encouraging companies to “buy American, hire American.” The Trump Administration should look at USTDA as an opportunity, not as misspent tax dollars.