News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Meaden & Moore

Don Drumm Studios


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Economy and Business


Ohio approaching export record
Northeast Ohio is a big contributor with chemical exports
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


Reporter
Kevin Niedermier
 
Northeast Ohio's exports are led by chemicals. Statewide, it's transportation.
Courtesy of jimbowen0306, Creative Commons
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Ohio could set a record for exports this year, and Northeast Ohio is a big part of the growth.

The federal International Trade Administration says the entire state exported more than $25 billion worth of goods in the first half of this year. That’s 3 percent higher than the same time last year.

Susan Whitney is director of the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Cleveland. She says Greater Cleveland ranks 29th nationally out of 374 metro areas in exports, with chemicals leading the list.

LISTEN: What drives exports

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:21)


“Chemicals and machinery, transportation equipment, computers and fabricated metals.  So, unlike the entire state -- where transportation is the No. 1 export -- for Northeast Ohio, chemicals is our leading export.  Solvents, paints, lubricants, chemicals, oils and gas, the chemical category includes a lot.”

Whitney says more area companies, large and small, are starting to export to boost business. The biggest importers of Northeast Ohio products are Germany, Mexico, Japan and Canada. 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Another Indians season opens with Chief Wahoo under scrutiny
The picture you have for Robert rocha is not him. He has long hair. No idea who that guy is in that picture

Portman predicts McDonald's confirmation, but says it won't be easy
I sent the following note to Senator Blumenthal after reading commentary from yesterday's hearing: Senator, You certainly have the right to ask Mr. McDonald que...

Seven minutes changed everything, but what changed Ashford Thompson?
He shot the guy four times in the head. I have never been that drunk or mad, and I have been through it. Shoot a guy once is bad, maybe a mistake, shoot a guy f...

First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown
I am interested in cricket flour to replace soy flour in a low carbohydrate diet. As soon as you have cricket flour available for the average person, please le...

New process starts digesting sludge in Wooster
Awesome! When do our sewage rates decrease accordingly?

Akron's Chapel Hill Mall in foreclosure
Not a surprise. Between the shoplifting, gangs and violence that goes on up there it is no wonder that no one feels safe to shop at Chapel Hill. They have sca...

Ohio launches investigation into at least one Concept charter school
I worked at Noble Academy Cleveland as admin assistant and enrolment coordinator for 6 years, I know this is so valid and true and can provide staff names and p...

Crisis looms in filling aviation industry jobs in Ohio and the nation
I listened to this story yesterday morning on the radio and just want to add this comment. My son went to school to train as an air traffic controller, and gra...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University