Thursday, June 21, 2018

Liam Marlaire

Exports up in Wisconsin

Prepared/preserved cranberries, prepared/preserved sweet corn, bovine semen, outboard marine engines, refrigeration/freezer equipment, tanks and other armored vehicles and parts, and lawnmowers.

Such were the categories in which Wisconsin was the nation's top exporter in 2017. Overall, export growth was steady at 6.1 percent higher than in the previous year, according to the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. It rose 6.6 percent nationally.

Badger State businesses exported $22.3 billion in goods and services to 202 countries last year.

"Not only is Wisconsin becoming more attractive to global companies seeking to expand or establish operations in the U.S.," Gov. Scott Walker said in a news release, "but existing state businesses are experiencing more success in selling their products overseas."

Wisconsin ranked 19th in the U.S. for total exports and 12th in agricultural exports. Visit tinyurl.com/y6wvo8g2 for details about the report.


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