Nearly 90 Percent of Michigan Exporters are Small and Medium-Sized Companies

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August 16, 2016

Total exports from Michigan helped contribute to the $2.23 trillion of U.S. goods and services exports in 2015. Nationally, U.S. jobs supported by exports reached an estimated 11.7 million in 2014, up 1.8 million since 2009. In 2014, goods exports from the state of Michigan supported nearly 271,000 jobs.

A total of 14,843 companies exported from Michigan locations in 2013. Of those, 89.4% were small and medium-sized enterprises with fewer than 500 employees. Those small and medium-sized firms generated over 21% of Michigan's total exports of merchandise in 2013.

Source: International Trade Administration 

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce supports exporting through the CertifyMichiganTM program, which provides electronic Certificate of Origin services through an online portal that is secure, simple and fast. You can trust the Michigan Chamber to serve your export documentation needs.