Jen Yun (MCRP + MS/PubP '14) says metro Atlanta is under-exporting

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In her recent opinion piece for the AJC, SCaRP alumna Jen Yun talks about the potential for Atlanta to increase its exports and become a more golbally competitive city. "Out of the top 100 U.S. metros, metro Atlanta ranked No.14 by volume of exports in 2014, but metro Atlanta’s export intensity – the export share of our overall economy – ranked No. 64, with exports making up only nine percent of the region’s economy," she writes. The good news, according to Yun, is that leaders are now working to change this trend. 

"In June, regional leaders launched the Atlanta Metro Export Plan (MEP), a regional export strategy to stimulate economic growth and create quality jobs through exports," Yun says. "The Atlanta MEP is a collaborative effort between the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Department of Economic Development and other regional public and private organizations." 

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