Featuring SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and PPI’s Ed Gerwin
WASHINGTON—During the TPP negotiations, there was a great deal of focus on how trade agreements affect large companies that export American goods and services. However, the release of the full text of the TPP tells a different story—especially when it comes to export opportunities for America’s small and medium-sized businesses. In fact, over 98 percent of the American businesses that export are small and medium-sized.
The Progressive Policy Institute’s new report, The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Small Business: Boosting Exports and Inclusive Growth, details the many practical ways in which the TPP would help America’s smaller exporters prosper by connecting with, competing in, and selling to growing TPP markets. And the report highlights how boosting export opportunities for small and mid-sized firms can help spread trade’s benefits more broadly throughout the U.S. economy and be an important driver of more inclusive economic growth.
WHO: Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet
Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-Va.)
Ed Gerwin, Senior Fellow for Trade & Global Opportunity, PPI
WHAT: Press call on how TPP will boost U.S. small businesses and drive inclusive growth
WHEN: Friday, November 20 at 9 a.m.