economic rebound

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The U.S. Department of Commerce says Tennessee is exporting goods at a record pace this year.

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.

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.