Created on Monday, 17 February 2014 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say businesses in Ohio are exporting at a record pace and set a new state record last year.
The Ohio Development Services Agency says state exports in 2013 reached $50.5 billion worth of goods. Exports went to more than 200 countries and territories. The state has a presence in markets that include Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, India, Israel, Japan and Mexico.
Development director David Goodman says Ohio offers businesses the chance to compete globally by not imposing a tax on goods or services sold outside of the state.
The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1kEPVnX ) that last year was Ohio's third consecutive record-setting year. Transportation equipment was the state's top export product, with 32 percent of total exports. Machinery was next with 14 percent, followed by chemicals at 13 percent.