Supporting Small U.S. Businesses

October 17, 2018

International companies are establishing, broadening, and deepening their commercial relationships in the United States and are deeply committed to their U.S. operations.

The data suggest that international companies (especially in the manufacturing sector) are investing heavily—and at a much higher rate of increase than are domestic companies—in growing their domestic supplier relationships. 

Figure 4 Economic Bedrock

Between 2001 and 2015, international companies:

In fact, over that same period, international companies in the U.S. manufacturing sector increased the amount of business they do with U.S. suppliers, including small businesses, from $478 billion to $1.0 trillion, or by 68.4 percent in real terms (see Figure 4).

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Economic Bedrock

International companies form a critical part of America’s economic bedrock—providing a stable foundation of excellence that strengthens our economy and supports our workforce.

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