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Published October 07, 2011, 05:12 PM

Rick Berg talks trade at NDSU

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Possible new free trade agreements means more jobs and economic growth for North Dakota.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Possible new free trade agreements means more jobs and economic growth for North Dakota. Congressman Rick Berg is meeting with North Dakota business owners at NDSU to talk about the pending trade agreements. Berg says new trade agreements with South Korea, Panama, and Columbia mean more American Jobs. Next week the new agreements will be given an up or down vote in the house. It has to pass the Senate to become law.

Rep. Rick Berg (R) North Dakota: “North Dakota is one of the states in the country that has increased our exports by over 300 percent in the last five years and for me it is fun being out in DC, because you know everyone say well North Dakota, tell me how your doing it.”

Berg says nearly 100,000 jobs in North Dakota are trade related.

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