SEATTLE (CBS Seattle) - Trade in international ports such as China make up for 40 percent of Washington State’s economy.
A new study indicated that exports to China have uncreased by 230 percent since 2004, thus helping to create thousands of new jobs as a result of imports continuing to flow through the system, according to a report spear-headed by the Washington Council on International Trade and the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle.
“At the end of the day, we are inextricably linked right now to China, in a wide variety of ways,” said Eric Schinfeld, president of the Washington Council on International Trade, in a statement. “If there are going to be imports, we would like as many of them as possible. We want that global supply train to come through Washington state as much as possible.”