Greater Seattle’s economic growth, led in part by leading industries like aerospace and software, has propelled our region onto the international stage. Our emerging identity as a global city also offers opportunity for small businesses to scale up and grow, sharing in the benefits of our red-hot economy.

Too often we put the responsibility of being a global superpower on the shoulders of our region’s corporate pillars: Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. But it is our small businesses that fuel the region’s horizon industries, and they will be the engine that ultimately powers our global competitiveness as a region.

I recently met with Phyllis Campbell, Pacific Northwest Region Chairman for JPMorgan Chase, to talk about her company’s effort to support small businesses to be forces for global good. JPMorgan Chase’s Pacific Northwest division is taking a creative approach to supporting local small- and medium-sized businesses in their efforts to be globally relevant.

This excerpt is from a post originally published here.

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