BreakingIntoSupplyChain

GivingSmallFirmstheBusiness

“Breaking Into the Corporate Supply Chain”
Published September 2010

“Giving Small Firms the Business”
Published March 2011

Too few small businesses are suppliers to the nation’s largest corporations. These reports, authored by Public Works principal Mark Foggin and published by the Center For An Urban Future, reveal that helping more small businesses make this leap could give them a much-needed boost. Research for the report, including a survey of nearly 200 small businesses, shows that becoming a corporate supplier typically leads to significant revenue and job growth—but breaking into the corporate supply chain is a huge challenge for many small firms.

The report concludes with recommendations for, small business owners, corporate customers and economic development policy makers.

Download “Breaking Into the Corporate Supply Chain” (PDF)

Download “Giving Small Firms the Business” (PDF)