Senior Vice President Jeff Otterstedt of McWane Ductile, whose 500 employees in Coshocton, OH, manufacture several miles of iron pipe every day from recycled iron and steel.

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Small Business Owners’ Economic Outlook Rebounds

The new MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index indicates employers are experiencing a boost in confidence about the state of the national economy and their own financial future.

 

Trade
Congress, business leaders, and entrepreneurs discuss digital trade as a tool to boost small business exports.
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Digital video piracy deprives the U.S. economy of at least $29.2 billion in reduced revenue each year.
North America Connected
As online shopping grows in popularity, U.S. small businesses are finding unlimited growth potential in international markets.
A woman paging through a book at Oxford Exchange in Tampa, FL.
What has led to renewed optimism among America’s small business owners? Smart pro-growth policies.
The Q2 2019 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index is 68.7.
The increase in the MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index matches the largest increase in economic confidence since 2017.
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Tariffs fall squarely on the shoulders of American consumers, manufacturers, farmers, and ranchers.
A factory worker assembles components on a diesel engine at a Cummins plant in Seymour, IN.
Alongside more than 200 companies and associations, the Chamber and its partners are launching the USMCA Coalition.
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