Metro Milwaukee export growth outpaces Midwest metros for third straight quarter

Trucks line up to deliver agricultural products to the privately-operated Cofco International grain elevator in the Milwaukee harbor.
Trucks line up to deliver agricultural products to the privately-operated Cofco International grain elevator in the Milwaukee harbor.

Growth in metro Milwaukee exports once again outpaced most other Midwestern metro areas in the third quarter, continuing a streak that started in the beginning of the year. Milwaukee exports were up 23.5% in the quarter to $2.18 billion. The area’s exports are now up 20.1% for the full year. Milwaukee saw 21.3% export growth

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

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