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Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is having a good year carrying passengers, but it’s also a strong performer in cargo shipment, according to this analysis from Forbes. airports with the strongest trade growth this year.
The top 10 airports are in nine states, with only California having two. The airports are on the East Coast (Atlanta and Miami), the “central” part of the country (Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Dallas Fort Worth, Salt Lake City), and the West Coast (Seattle Tacoma, San Francisco and Los Angeles). Three types of exports appear most often as drivers of the growth: Aircraft and aviation related parts, computer chips and blood fractions, including plasma and white blood cells.
All told, there are more than 450 of these “ports” for international goods to enter and exit the United States. exports are up 6.13% through the first 10 months of the year.
He notes that exports out of Cleveland are vastly exceeding that pace, with growth of 15.96% for the first 10 months of 2017.
Here’s Roberts’ analysis of Hopkins, which he writes has seen exports grow $3.64 billion this year compared with the like period of 2016:
Civilian aircraft and parts rose 29.01% compared to last year to $4.86 billion.
Computer chips rose 7.21% to $2.42 billion.
Cell phones rose 11.99% to $1.34 billion.
Plasma, other blood “fractions” and vaccines rose 182.8% to $1.18 billion.
Orthopedic appliances rose 7.89% to $1.09 billion.
THIS AND THAT Akron gets a nice shout out in a new report from the Brookings Institution, titled, “A tale of two Rust Belts, continued: Can the Midwest’s smaller communities succeed?” A key challenge for many communities, large and small, in the industrial Midwest “revolves around how they can evolve their economies from reliance on low skill factory jobs and paternal company town employers (many now long gone), to more diverse and dynamic entrepreneurial economies,” Brookings says. A number of the larger city/regions “have successfully shed their single industry monikers and realities,” the report states, but smaller cities have a tougher time doing so. But Brookings likes what it sees in Akron. From the report: In Summit County, Ohio, home to historic tire and rubber town Akron, a revitalized downtown with mixed use developments, arts, museums, convention centers and stadiums has breathed new life to the core city; public private university partnerships have supported the location and growth of employers in emerging technology, manufacturing, and polymer/plastics sectors; and new transportation and logistics hubs leverage Akron’s location as a major transportation crossroads.
Maybe it’s a good thing you don’t have to think about going to the beach anytime soon. Kent State University in a news release highlights some research done by Tara C. 21 in the journal GeoHealth. The release states that students in her lab took 280 samples from 10 freshwater recreation areas beaches, finding Staph aureus in 64 samples (23%) and MRSA in 23 samples (8%). Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA can cause severe and even life threatening illnesses, including sepsis and endocarditis. In the release, Smith said roughly 11,000 people every year in the United States die of staph and MRSA related disease, while the bacteria cause another 80,000 invasive infections and millions of skin and soft tissue infections.
Forbes crunches some numbers (and adjusts for inflation) to come up with a list of the 25 highest earning athletes of all time. Topping the list, not surprisingly, is Michael Jordan, with career earnings of $1.85 billion (and counting) in 2017 dollars. At No. 11, and sure to move higher, is Cavaliers superstar LeBron James, with career earnings of $730 million in NBA salary plus endorsement money from brands including Nike, Coca Cola, Beats by Dre and Kia. James also owns a stake in 17 Blaze Pizzas, which Forbes calls “the fastest growing food service business of all time.” Another Cleveland connection comes in the No. 3 spot, occupied by golfer Arnold Palmer, with $1.4 billion in career earnings. He died in 2016, but his estate earned $40 million during the last 12 months. Forbes says the partnership between Mark McCormach, founder of Cleveland’s IMG, and Palmer, his first client, “revolutionized sports marketing.”