Georgia’s export surge bolsters Obama’s trade initiative

The Obama administration unveiled plans Thursday to double U.S. exports within five years with the goal of creating 2 million jobs.

Georgia, though, got the jump on Washington.

After nearly two years of economic decline, the state’s ports recently notched an eyebrow-raising 11.4 percent increase in exports through Savannah. Port traffic typically augurs a region’s economic well-being. Agriculture and industry across Georgia and the Southeast might finally be ready to invest, grow and hire.

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