Infographic: How Small and Midsize Businesses Are Key to Growing the Economy Infographic: How Small and Midsize Businesses Are Key to Growing the Economy
Infographic Lifestyle

Infographic: How Small and Midsize Businesses Are Key to Growing the Economy

August 9, 2011
Launch Infographic

It's easy to get caught up in the exciting new ideas behind start-ups, and big businesses attract attention because their size makes their impact impossible to ignore. But it might surprise you to know that the businesses that fall between those two categories—especially younger companies who are transitioning from start-up to major enterprise—play a key role in the economy.

Data on small-and-medium size businesses show that they drive economic growth and job expansion as they grow, and as they challenge larger competitors, they rely on innovation and technology to gain an advantage. Understanding the challenges that these firms face will be important rebuilding our economy after three years of recession and high unemployment.

We'll be looking within this universe to find the finalists for our new business index, the GOOD Company Project, based on the criteria for creativity, innovation and sustainability that we'll develop here at over the next few months. Stay tuned.

Recently on GOOD
The
Daily
GOOD
Sign up to receive the best of GOOD delivered to your inbox each and every weekday
Infographic: How Small and Midsize Businesses Are Key to Growing the Economy