economic growth http://wrkf.org en Chemicals Industry Makes Baton Rouge No. 1 Most Export-Intensive Metro http://wrkf.org/post/chemicals-industry-makes-baton-rouge-no-1-most-export-intensive-metro <p>In his 2010 State of the Union Address, President Obama launched the <a href="http://trade.gov/nei/" target="_blank">National Export Initiative</a>. As the country was emerging from the Great Recession, the President said he wanted the U.S. to double exports by 2014.</p><p>Only four of the top 100 metro areas in the country are on track to meet that goal. Baton Rouge is one. New Orleans is another. That's according to the Brookings Institution's latest <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/research/interactives/export-nation" target="_blank">"Export Nation"</a> report, which was released earlier this week.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:38:28 +0000 Amy Jeffries 16420 at http://wrkf.org Chemicals Industry Makes Baton Rouge No. 1 Most Export-Intensive Metro