In spite of the impeachment circus consuming Washington, D.C., a good thing happened today for Colorado’s vast workforce.

President Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Implementation Act.

Colorado is the largest trading partner of Mexico and Canada, exporting $2.7 billion in goods in 2018, including $800 million worth of beef.

Nearly a quarter million jobs and billions of dollars of our economy in Colorado are dependent on trade with our North American neighbors, said U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner. 

Gardner was a key supporter of the new law, which he says gives Colorado’s exporters the best chance to access these markets and opportunities.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Colorado exported more than $165 million of electronic machinery, $74 million worth of beverages, $47 million of dairy products, $33 million of cereals, and $28 million of sugar and confectionary exports to Canada and Mexico in 2018.