Local Metrics on US Exports, Kids' Food Insecurity, and Much More

Export Nation: How U.S. Metros Lead National Export Growth and Boost Competitiveness - This Brookings Institution analysis of US exports of goods and services produced in America’s 100 largest metropolitan areas shows how exports will help secure our economic future.  The report also includes the export profiles for each of the 100 largest metro areas, including the impact of exports on the economic environment of each large metro area (growth rates, most significant export markets, jobs supported, wages earned, and particular industry clusters for each metro), and the contribution of each metro to the total US export mix.

Who Are America’s Children? Examining Food Insecurity Among Children in the United States - According to a new report from the National Center for Children in Poverty, while 14 million children live in families with income below the federal poverty level, families with income twice the poverty threshold experience similar hardships such as food insecurity.  The report recommends strengthening and improving federal nutrition programs such as SNAP - the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called the Food Stamp Program - to help families overcome food insecurity.

VIDEO: Why Oil Billionaire David Koch Is Secretly Funding Astroturf To Repeal CA Clean Energy Law AB 32 -  Koch Industries executive David Koch has been organizing Tea Party rallies and producing videos calling on Californians to pass Prop 23, which would repeal California's AB 32, the groundbreaking law to curb greenhouse emissions in that state.  The Center for American Progress Action Fund has produced this video detailing this campaign and this Wonk Room post to share more about Koch Industries, the largest funder of climate change denying and anti-environmental regulation fronts.

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