Last Thursday, Acting Deputy Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank indicated,
“U.S. exports of goods and services in September 2011 increased 1.4 percent from August 2011 to a record $180.4 billion. This month’s exports of goods ($129.3 billion) were the highest on record, with record exports in both industrial supplies and materials ($44.4 billion) and consumer goods ($15.4 billion).”
“Small- and medium-sized businesses are a major contributor to the increase in U.S. exports,” Blank went on to state.
These are welcome signs!