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MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  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 “Tennessee Works.”

The state’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.

Dr. Steven Livingston is an economist with the Business and Economics Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University.