We've all read the news - growth in America is anemic, while "emerging markets" are (or, until recently, were) soaring. American companies that sell abroad can continue to grow their earnings while others languish.
So naturally, the question is: What Does Texas Export? There's an excellent study by the Dallas Federal Reserve branch discussing this. According to the author, we need to step it up with Canada, India and Brazil. Also: check this link that breaks down state exports to different countries.
Texas actually seems to export high tech stuff more than agriculture. Makes sense, between Austin, Dell, and Texas Instruments.
Hey, I also found this nifty SEPTEMBER 2008 report from the Department of Commerce that discusses Texas and exports. Here's how many jobs in different states are tied to exports.
Also check out our database USA TRADEONLINE.