Perhaps a little good news won’t kill us. Says a news release from the Department of Employment and Economic Development:
Manufactured exports set another record in the third quarter of 2008, growing 8.6 percent from the same period a year ago to $4.5 billion. It was the second straight quarter that state manufacturers broke the record for export sales.
So far this year, Minnesota exports have grown 9.5 percent to $13.1 billion. The state is on pace to break last year’s export record of $16.2 billion
Computers and electronics are the #1 export. Canada is the state’s biggest trade partner.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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