In 2008, Michigan ranked 8th in the country for value of total exports. This represents a drop in the ranks from 7th in 2007 and 6th in 2006. Michigan is still seeing slow and steady growth in export value, but compared to other states’ massive percent increases, Michigan is simply not keeping up. Slow growth cannot simply be attributed to the fact that Michigan started the decade with export values that were already high; several of the highest ranking export value states still managed staggering 10-year, 5-year, and 1-year growth rates.
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