Metropolitan Areas Set Goods Export Records

Metropolitan Areas Set Goods Export Records

U.S. metropolitan areas exported more than $1.3 trillion in merchandise in 2015, accounting for 89% of all goods exported from the U.S., according to a recent U.S. Department of Commerce report.

The 2015 Metropolitan Area Export Overview states that 156 metro areas exported more than $1 billion of goods to consumers around the globe.

“In metropolitan areas from Abilene, Texas, to York, Pa., exports continue to be a source of growth for the local economy,” says U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. “Exports from 119 metropolitan areas increased last year, leading to new records for places like Cincinnati, Las Vegas, and Sacramento.

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