Exports, and their promotion, are a crucial component of economic recovery in the United States. By seizing opportunities in new markets, firms can create jobs and help boost the country’s competitiveness in the global economy. Brookings analyses on the export sector explore these goals and what can be done to achieve them at the federal, state and regional levels.
Reuters/Kevin Lamarque - U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (L) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington July 20, 2015.
An unfinished agenda: The progress of U.S.-backed economic development goals in Africa
July 20, 2015, Amadou Sy and Andrew Westbury
Amadou Sy and Andrew Westbury examine the progress of U.S.-backed economic goals in Africa following Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's White House visit and ahead of President Obama's upcoming trips to Kenya and Ethiopia.
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The Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings has developed the Metropolitan Export Initiative, a ground-up collaborative effort to help regional civic, business, and political leaders, with their states, create and implement customized Metropolitan Export Plans (MEPs).
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Plans for specific metro areas are below:
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