The Twin Cities area exports less than other metro areas but has captured more international business in recent years.
10.7 percent: Exports' share of U.S. GDP
9.8 percent: Exports' share of Minnesota's GDP
32 percent: Growth of Twin Cities area exports, 2003-2010
Source: Brookings Institution
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