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Over 97% of U.S. companies that export internationally are small businesses. However, this number represents only 10% of all small businesses. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA) two out of every three new jobs are created by this community. SIDO works closely with a network of partners who focus on trade promotion and economic development and share the goal of state trade agencies to expand small business exports.

Corporate Partners:

Reed Exhibitions

REED Exhibitions

REED Exhibitions is a global events organizer with a portfolio of approximately 500 events in 41 countries.  REED’s primary focus is business-to-business, but also runs a small number of consumer events.  Events include trade and consumer exhibitions as well as conferences and meetings, ranging across 44 industry sectors from aerospace and aviation, to beauty and cosmetics, to sports and recreation.  In 2012 alone, seven million participants attended their events.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. Our members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations. They all share one thing--they count on the Chamber to be their voice in Washington, D.C.

EBay- eBay Inc. is comprised of three business units with their own distinct brand: eBay enables individuals and business to buy and sell online; PayPal enables individuals and businesses to send and receive digital payments; eBay Enterprise enables commerce, retailing and digital marketing for merchants. Our success is tied to our purpose—creating more opportunities and enabling others to win while making a positive social impact.

Honeywell- Honeywell invents and manufactures technologies to address some of the world’s toughest challenges initiated by revolutionary macrotrends in science, technology and society. A Fortune 100 company, we create solutions to improve the quality of life of people around the globe: generating clean, healthy energy – and using it more efficiently. Increasing our safety and security. Enabling people around the world to connect, communicate, and collaborate. And equipping our customers to be even more productive. With more than 127,000 employees worldwide, including more than 22,000 engineers and scientists, we have an unrelenting commitment to quality and delivering results in everything we make and do.

NAM- The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.09 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of all private-sector research and development in the nation. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. - See more at: