Friday, October 11th, 2013
Since this is a data oriented post, it’s a good time for me to remind you that even though the government’s data web sites are all shut down, my Telestrian system is still up and running if you need baseline data on population, jobs, personal income, commuting, education, GDP, unemployment, and things of that nature. It doesn’t do fine grained analysis like census tract or 4-digit NAICS codes, but for topline data it’s far superior to the government’s sites anyway. Free to try for 30 days with no credit card required, so there’s no risk to you – except that the shutdown drags on that long
Exports per capita, 2012. Source: US Department of Commerce, Census Bureau
Speaking of Telestrian, my latest post is up over at New Geography and is called “Exporting Metros.” In it I take a look at the metro area exports data that came out over the summer. Beyond just the top level total exports figures, I also dig a bit into export intensity (per capita) and growth.
While sexy stuff like downtown apartment projects get tons of press, don’t forget that building a powerful exporting economy (in the broadest sense of the word) is a more critical task.
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