Friday, March 23, 2007

Exports from ND

One of my favorite columnists is Rich Karlgaard, who is the publisher of Forbes. He wrote the great book, Life 2.0: How People Across America are Transforming Their Lives by Finding the Where of the Their Happiness. Rich used some of our research data from BoomtownUSA in his book.

He also does a great daily blog on his travels around the USA and world. Today he blogged on getting back to his hometown of Bismarck, ND to address the State Trade Office adding this footnote, “Little North Dakota, with 630,000 people, exported $3 billion of goods and services last year. Half of the exports were manufactured goods, up 30% from 2005. According to Lou Dobbs, success like this isn't supposed to be happening!”

Someone needs to tell Lou Dobbs! He is the worst demigod on trade that I’ve seen.

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