Wyoming’s international engagement fuels job growth and helps to increase its exports. Over 475 Wyoming companies exported $1.9 billion worth of goods in 2022, which helped support over 77,000 jobs in the state.

Job Creation

  • In Wyoming, 77,400 jobs were supported by international trade in 2019, representing 18.8% of all jobs in the state.1,2
  • In 2020, 485 companies exported goods from Wyoming of which 79% were small- and medium-sized enterprises. In 2018, 7,700 people were employed by affiliates of companies at least 50% foreign-owned.3,4

Exports and Growth

  • Wyoming exported $1.4 billion in goods to foreign markets in 2021, a 17% increase compared to 2020 driven by continued economic recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy.5
    • Canada ($394 million)
    • Indonesia ($202 million)
    • Chile ($167 million)
    • South Korea ($150 million)
    • Brazil ($128 million)
  • Agricultural exports are important to Wyoming's' economy, totaling $424 million in 2020, according to the USDA.6
  • Since 2014, the U.S. Export-Import Bank has financed $36 million in exports from 7 companies in Wyoming.7

Education and Research

  • During 2020, 780 international students were enrolled in Wyoming colleges and universities and contributed $16.4 million to the Wyoming economy.10

Global Engagement

  • Since 1961, 547 Peace Corps volunteers from Wyoming have served in dozens of countries overseas.11