March 19, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released a report showing digital trade—from telemedicine to GPS-enabled cars to streaming movies—supports more than 3 million American jobs. The digital economy fuels growth, prosperity, and dynamism across the U.S., accounting for $2.6 trillion in GDP in 2022, a sum equivalent to 10% of all U.S. economic output.  

The report shows the vast increase in digital trade across states and breaks down on a state-by-state basis how many jobs are supported by digital trade, as well as revenue earned through digital exports. 

“Digital trade benefits millions of Americans employed by companies of every size, sector, and state,” said Sean Heather, U.S. Chamber senior vice president for International Regulatory Affairs. “This report should be a wake-up call for anyone—including the USTR—who wants to abandon America’s longstanding support for strong digital trade rules.” 

In addition to the release of today’s report, the Chamber is embarking on a broad education campaign that will highlight the benefits of digital trade in every congressional district and call on lawmakers to protect the jobs and growth it generates. The campaign will include a substantial digital ad buy and Congressional outreach. 

“A remarkable element of the digital economy is the broad participation of U.S. companies extending beyond the tech sector to manufacturing, transportation, arts and entertainment, and even agriculture,” said Heather. “We call on our elected leaders to protect and promote these businesses by supporting digital trade. If we don’t, it will directly harm American workers, invite unfair treatment of U.S. companies, and threaten our competitiveness.”  

To access the report, and to see how digital trade delivers for America, your state, and your district, click here.