U.S. International Trade Administration http://peoriapublicradio.org en Peoria ranks 12th for global trade http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-ranks-12th-global-trade <div>Peoria is ranked among the top cities for global trade. The city is ranked 12th by Global Trade Magazine. It says Peoria’s businesses continue to do well despite a sputtering economy, shipping 17-billion-dollars worth of goods last year. The magazine says that’s in part to the city’s low corporate real estate taxes and growth of new businesses.&nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 11:24:59 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11628 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria ranks 12th for global trade Exports from Peoria area increase http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/exports-peoria-area-increase <div>The amount of merchandise exported from the Peoria metropolitan area increased in 2012. The latest data from the U.S. International Trade Administration ranked the area the 18th largest export market in the country with shipments totaling nearly 18-billion dollars. That’s a 17-percent increase from 2011.</div><div> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:31:29 +0000 Denise Molina 9363 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Exports from Peoria area increase