Buy American, Hire American – The Spirit of Small Business

Buy American, Hire American - that’s President Trump’s policy. And it’s the spirit small business lives by.

Small business is as American as apple pie. Locally owned workshops, farms and stores are rooted to their communities. They keep money circulating in the local economy by sourcing from local and regional suppliers, hiring neighbors, and contributing to local churches, schools and charities, sponsoring sports teams and funding scholarships. Small businesses are also big backers of apprenticeship programs, preparing the next generation for jobs and careers.

And you shouldn’t forget the crucial importance of the human factor. In an increasingly impersonal society, small businesses maintain personal relationships with employees, customers and suppliers. With your local business, you are a real person with a heart and a family, not just a profit and loss data point on a spreadsheet.

And when we talk about Hire American, nearly half of America’s workforce is employed by small businesses. 

These are just a few of the reasons the success of Buy American, Hire American – and the success of America itself – depends on small business.