SBA chief visits Columbia Green

SBA chief visits Columbia Green

The U.S. Small Business Administration's Acting Administrator said that Portland's Columbia Green Technologies exemplifies the Obama Administration's commitment to green companies and boosting exports.

[Jeanne] Hulit is visiting several companies during a Northwest tour aimed at reinforcing the importance of exporting goods.

"Small businesses represent almost 95 percent of all U.S. companies and 98 percent of all exports come from small businesses, but they only represent 34 percent of exporting revenue," Hulit said. "So there are lots of little companies, but they don't export, and the market's huge for them."

Columbia Green, which specializes in vegetative roofs, fits the bill of an exporting candidate in that it also works in a favored Obama sector.

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