Argument: NAFTA has created greater demand for all companies products by creating demand:
Evidence and statistics:
"Claims that NAFTA has destroyed jobs in Arizona do not stand the laugh test. Since NAFTA was enacted in 1994, your state has added a net 700,000 new jobs and real wages have risen. The state's unemployment rate today is lower than it was before NAFTA. About 25,000 mostly well-paying jobs in Arizona are directly tied to exports to Mexico and Canada, and thousands more jobs in transportation, banking, and finance are indirectly connected. NAFTA has stimulated the growth of tourism in the Southwest and created investment opportunities for small and medium-sized Arizona companies to reach new markets.
Nationwide, NAFTA helped to stimulate America's longest post-war economic expansion. During much of the 1990s, when imports and trade deficits were both rising rapidly, so too were domestic employment, manufacturing output, and real wages. Between 1994 and 2000, civilian employment in the U.S. economy rose by a net 12 million and the unemployment rate fell from 6 percent to 4 percent. During that same period, U.S. manufacturing output rose by 40 percent while the volume of imported manufactured goods doubled during that same period. Meanwhile, real compensation rose for American families up and down the income scale.
In the first eight years of NAFTA (1994-2001) manufacturing output in the United States rose at an annual average rate of 3.7 percent, 50 percent faster than during the eight years before the agreement took effect. The number of Americans employed in manufacturing grew by half a million in the first five years of NAFTA. "