medical equipment en 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