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It’s National Small Business Week! At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, we fight for the business interests of small companies and entrepreneurs every day. They are the heart and soul of our mission and the backbone of the American economy. Small businesses provide over half of all jobs and two-thirds of all net new jobs in recent decades. And with 95% of the world’s customers living overseas, going global is at the fore of many successful small companies.
Today we are featuring three companies for their excellence in exporting: KaMin LLC, in Macon, GA; Wright Tool Company, in Barberton, OH; and Kent Displays Inc., in Kent, OH. These companies make a tremendous impact on their community by increasing jobs and growth through trade.
Whether they recently entered the international market or have maintained considerable presence over time, they epitomize how good trade policy can lead to the success of a small company. They recognize that the international playing field is often unfairly tilted against American workers and companies and they are advocates for trade agreements that can tear down these barriers. But to move forward with any new trade agreements, they urge Congress to approve Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).
Small businesses across the country are working with the U.S. Chamber to tell their export story as part of the Faces of Trade initiative. Over the years, hundreds of companies have participated in this effort – and you can too!