There’s an encouraging story to tell about Michigan companies. More companies are tapping into foreign markets, and that will have a duel result: they’re making money, and creating jobs.
Michigan was among 11 states that posted double-digit export growth last year. The Commerce Department reports that we were number eight when it came to exporting merchandise to foreign buyers. It was at $56.9 billion in 2012. That's up 12 percent from the year before.
Richard Curson is the director of the East Michigan US Export Assistance Center. He talked to us about the successes and challenges we face.
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