Free Trade Zones By the Numbers

Site Selection breaks down America’s free trade zones into two types of activity: merchandise received and exports. A few findings:

  • Indiana is eighth in the exports category and 14th in merchandise received
  • Texas and Louisiana are 1-2 in both categories. Three through five in exports are South Carolina, Mississippi and Florida, respectively. For merchandise received, it’s Tennessee, California and Kentucky.
  • For exports by individual zone, here’s the top five: Brownsville, Texas; El Paso, Texas; Broward County, Florida; Knoxville Tennessee; and Atlanta.
  • In merchandise received, the top five are: Memphis; Gramercy, Louisiana; Baltimore, Harris County, Texas; and Dallas/Fort Worth. Indianapolis trade zone 72 is 11th on the list.