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Monday, February 28, 2011

Texas Sales Jobs Supported by Exports

The amount of money brought in by exported goods not only supports numerous Texas sales jobs (Click here), but has kept the state ahead of the rest of the nation for many years.

A new report from the U.S. Department of Commerce found that Texas was the number one exporting state in the nation last year, a designation the state has earned for nine years in a row. The state's exports bring in hundreds of billions of dollars and support countless jobs, from sales employment opportunities (Click here) to manufacturing positions.

"Texas' ranking as the nation's top exporter for nine years running is a testament to our strong economy and the importance of upholding low taxes, reasonable regulations, a fair legal system and an equipped workforce," Gov. Rick Perry said.

"Although Texas has not been immune to the global recession, our commitment to these priorities has helped make us the best place to live, work and raise a family, and businesses looking to escape over-taxation and over-regulation know they can come to Texas for a better chance at success," he added.

During 2010, exports from Texas brought in more than $206.6 billion, a 26.7 percent increase from the $162.9 billion worth of exports during 2009. Computers and electronics, chemicals, petroleum and coal, machinery, and transportation equipment were the state's top exports last year.

Mexico was the biggest recipient of exports from Texas, importing $72.3 billion worth of goods. That was followed by Canada at $18.6 billion, China at $10.2 billion, Brazil at $7.1 billion, and South Korea at $6.4 billion.

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