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Colorado Exports Set New Record In 2012

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In 2012, Colorado’s exports increased 11.3 percent, growing to $8.1 billion from $7.3 billion in 2011 according to the Colorado Office of Economic Development and international Trade.

Colorado’s top export markets in 2012:

  1. Canada – purchased $1.9 billion in exports (up 29.5% from 2011)
  2. Mexico – purchased $847 million in exports (up 12% from 2011)
  3. China – purchased $647 million in exports (up 6% from 2011)

Colorado’s key merchandise export categories include computer and electronic products, food and kindred products, machinery, and chemicals. 

My journalism career started in college when I worked as a reporter and Weekend Edition host for WEKU-FM, an NPR member station in Richmond, KY. I graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a B.A. in broadcast journalism.
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