Today, the economy is on track to meet President Obama’s goal. In January 2012, the New York Times reported:
Growing exports have been one of the central drivers of the recovery, accounting for about half the nation’s economic growth since the recession ended. Economists say the administration deserves credit for some of the gains. It has pressured China to increase the value of its currency and open its markets to American businesses. It has worked closely with American companies looking to sell goods and services throughout the world.”
The report goes on to note that exports “are currently growing at an annual pace of about 16 percent—a percentage point higher than necessary to double exports to $3.1 trillion by 2015.”
Take a minute to share the good news about the rise in American exports and the job growth that’s come with it.