Nevada Exports Hit Record Level

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The Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program in Washington, D.C., issued a report highlighting the importance of exports to local economies.

Nationwide, Brookings said in the Export Nation report, 2010 was the first year of the economic recovery, and export growth helped create jobs in many U.S. communities.

“For many years, most U.S. firms have been focused domestically,” Emilia Istrate, senior research analyst and lead author of the report, said in a statement. “They ignored opportunities abroad, particularly in developing nations. That is changing, and that change is important for our future economic sustainability.”

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