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  • Albuquerque, NM

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico
    Population: 557,165
    Unemployment: 6.8 percent
    Closest Port: Albuquerque International Sunport

    Albuquerque has been aggressive about getting its export numbers up—New Mexico’s largest city has been part of making the s
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  • Brownsville, TX

    Population: 183,046
    Unemployment: 7.1 percent
    Closest Port: Port of Brownsville

    Home to one of the country’s top performing Foreign Trade Zones—FTZ No. 62 ranked tops in 2013 for exports to foreign countries—Brownsville is a member of th
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  • Casper, WY

    CASPER, Wyoming
    Population: 60,086
    Unemployment: 4.7 percent
    Closest Port: Casper/Natrona County International Airport

    Though local exports have yet to crack the $1 billion mark, Casper’s foreign trade growth is impressive nonetheless, expanding by nearly 13 p
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  • Charlotte, NC

    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina
    Population: 809,958
    Unemployment: 5.9 percent
    Closest Port: Charlotte Douglas International Airport

    Through Charlotte’s Export Assistance Center’s Gold Key Service, small business owners are introduced to potential export markets by
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  • Denver, CO

    DENVER, Colorado
    Population: 663,862
    Unemployment: 4.3 percent
    Closest Port: Denver International Airport

    The Mile High City certainly gets it when it comes to getting local businesses overseas. Through the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and Internatio
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  • El Paso, TX

    EL PASO, Texas
    Population: 679,036
    Unemployment: 5.3 percent
    Closest Port: El Paso International Airport

    Keeping with its unique status as a border city, El Paso’s most effective program may be one provided by its neighbor. Mexico’s Maquiladora Program allow
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  • Flagstaff, AZ

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona
    Population: 68,785
    Unemployment: 6.5 percent
    Closest Port: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

    Flagstaff’s consistent growth, nearly 10 percent in exports over the past 10 years, owes much to a wide range of programs, such as the Infras
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  • Greenville, SC

    GREENVILLE, South Carolina
    Population: 61,397
    Unemployment: 6.1 percent
    Closest Port: Port of Charleston

    Upstate SC Alliance, a Greenville-based economic development organization, announced this year that it would also now focus on helping local companies expand
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  • San Antonio, TX

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas
    Population: 1,436,697
    Unemployment: 3.8 percent
    Closest Port: Port of Corpus Christi

    San Antonio’s central location, low taxes and close proximity to Latin America give it advantages that it, well, does everything to take advantage of. Consi
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  • Youngstown, OH

    Population: 65,184
    Unemployment: 5.9 percent
    Closest Port: Pittsburgh International Airport

    Youngstown was at the forefront of the development of the Ohio-Pennsylvania Stateline Export Initiative, an assistance, promotion and education program t
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Written by Haylle Sok