With its proximity to steel resources, there’s little surprise that Salt Lake City’s top export is metal-related. Chemical products rank fifth on the city’s list of exports, no doubt led by its sole Fortune 500 company, Huntsman Corporation (now famous for its heir, Jon Huntsman Jr., himself having been exported to China on diplomatic duty). SLC was another of America’s fastest-growing exporters between 2009 and 2010, enjoying a 35 percent boom during that period. –Patrick Dooley