The domestic energy boom is about to get bigger. A new survey predicts record growth in employment, jobs and revenue for firms throughout the energy supply chain that support oil and gas production.
Madison is home to the University of Wisconsin and is also the state capital. Those facts alone help it immensely. Major institutions like that can lead to greater stability for its population and economy, and often help a small to mid-sized city outperform some of its larger counterparts. They bring in talent, research investment, jobs and a fresh influx of new residents.
Exports as a driver of economic growth at the state level is well documented, and as newly released figures from the U.S. International Trade Administration show, overseas markets are playing a more prominent role in the economies of the nation’s metropolitan areas. MSAs continue to be “critical drivers of the nation’s export economy,” the ITA notes in its […]
After years of decline, U.S. textile industry output has been growing since 2009. Shipment values reached $54 billion in 2012, the Congressional Research Office reported, a 1 percent increase over 2011. The U.S. International Trade Administration says textile exports totaled $17.1 billion in 2012, ranking the U.S. fourth behind China, India and Germany. U.S. textile industry exports rose 12 percent alone between 2010 and 2012.