Thursday, April 07, 2011

Small Businesses Lead the Way On Illinois Exports

©Laurel Delaney, John Hancock Building and the Old Chicago Water Tower, Chicago, Illinois (4/2/11)
A recent blog post I wrote for Crain's Chicago Business:

Small Firms Can No Longer Ignore Globalization

Find out how the little shakers and movers -- entrepreneurs and small businesses -- lead the way on Illinois exports.

A total of 16,902 companies exported goods from Illinois locations in 2008. Of those, 15,170 (90%) were small and medium-sized enterprises, with fewer than 500 employees.

Small and medium-sized firms generated over one-fifth (22%) of Illinois' total exports of merchandise in 2008.
Read the entire post here.

Posted by:  The Global Small Business Blog

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