AUSTIN (Dallas Business Journal
) – Mere days after being named tops in job growth
by bizjournals.com, Texas has been declared the nation’s top exporter by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
According to Governor Rick Perry’s office, Texas exports totaled $192.14 billion last year, about $23.92 billion more than the year before.
The top five recipients of those exports were Mexico, Canada, China, the Netherlands and Brazil.
This marks the seventh year in a row in which Texas has ranked first.