exports http://wmot.org en Tennessee Exports Continue to Rebound http://wmot.org/post/tennessee-exports-continue-rebound <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; -- &nbsp;The U.S. Department of Commerce says Tennessee is exporting goods at a record pace this year.</p><p>Tennessee had exports totaling $15.7 billion in the first half of the 2012, up $1.1 billion or about eight percent over the same period in 2011.</p><p>Dr. Steven Livingston is an economist with the Business and Economics Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University. He says Tennessee exports began rebounding in 2011, led by the transportation sector.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 16:47:47 +0000 Mike Osborne 14595 at http://wmot.org Tennessee Works - Export Standout http://wmot.org/post/tennessee-works-export-standout <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn&nbsp;(WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; WMOT News continues to explore those thin slices of the state economy that prospered during the economic downturn as part a series of stories called &ldquo;Tennessee Works.&rdquo;</p><p>The state&rsquo;s export sector took a nose dive right along with the rest of the economy during the recession. But one category of exports bucked that trend and continued to expand each year of the downturn.</p><p>Dr. Steven Livingston is an economist with the Business and Economics Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 20:14:41 +0000 Mike Osborne 9878 at http://wmot.org Tenn. Exports Rebound to Pre-Recession Levels http://wmot.org/post/tenn-exports-rebound-pre-recession-levels <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Tennessee&rsquo;s exports have reached pre-recession levels according to an economist with Middle Tennessee State University.</p><p>Dr. Steven Livingston is with the Business and Economics Research Center at MTSU. He says Tennessee exports were up 15 percent in 2011. Livingston says that last year the state exported more than $29 billion worth of products.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 17:12:17 +0000 Mike Osborne 9589 at http://wmot.org