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Buffalo Flexes its Exporting Muscles

Ranks 40th in Exporting Power

Buffalo Business First - Blog: The Score [ View Original Article ]

G.Scott Thomas   | Modified: Monday, July 26, 2010, 8:42am

Buffalo is America's 50th-largest metropolitan area, but it ranks 40th in exporting power.

That's what having a sizable (albeit dwindling) manufacturing base and a border location will do.

Figures released by the Brookings Institution on Monday morning show that companies in the Buffalo area (Erie and Niagara counties) generated total exports of $7.18 billion in 2008, good for 40th place among all U.S. metros. New York City, of course, led the way. Its exports totaled $85.16 billion.

The database below has 2008 export totals for the top 100 metros, as provided by Brookings. You can winnow the list by state, section or region of the country -- or you can simply hit the Search button to see the entire list from top to bottom.

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