Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Intl Competition Effect on U.S. Mfg; Small Biz Energy Costs

Does international pressure really affect the survival of domestic manufacturers? Does it have the same effect regardless of size? A new study released by the Office of Advocacy, The Impact of International Competition on Small-Firm Exit in U.S. Manufacturing, provides answers. The study finds that changes in exchange rates affect the smallest of manufacturers, those with fewer than 20 employees, but have limited a impact on larger manufacturers. Manufacturing firms in high-tech industries felt less
impact from international pressures than low-tech industries did.

A full copy of this report is available here and the research summary can be found here. Should you need further information, please feel free to contact Brian Headd at (202) 205-6533 or advocacy@sba.gov.
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This report, "Characterization and Analysis of Small Business Energy Costs,"
compiles available information to (1) characterize the potential impact of energy price increases on small entities in individual industry sectors; and (2) identify whether, and to what extent, small entities face higher energy prices by major economic sector. The study results indicate that small entities in the manufacturing and commercial sectors have the greatest exposure to energy price increases.

A full copy of this report is available here, and the research summary can be found here. Should you need further information, please feel free to contact Joe Johnson at (202) 205-6533 or advocacy@sba.gov.

1 comment:

Kaizen Consulting Blog said...

Thank you for providing this report.