Exports by Small-and Medium-Sized Enterprises Support Four Million U.S. Jobs

November 2010, Washington, D.C.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) released a new report requested by United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk. The report, "Small and Medium- Sized Enterprises: Characteristics and Performance," shows that by exporting indirectly through wholesalers and as producers of intermediate inputs, U.S. small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a larger role in the export economy than is suggested by traditional trade statistics.

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