Taking the Initiative. Blue Chip Enterprises are helping America compete.
America's new Blue Chip companies are our country's small businesses. It is these enterprises that are creating the new jobs and providing much of the innovation necessary for our nation to compete.
Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and NATION'S BUSINESS salute all the companies that participated in the Blue Chip Enterprise InitiativeTM. In applying for the Blue Chip Enterprise Award, they've shared their stories of competing in today's challenging marketplace. And we'd like to honor R.W. Summers Railroad Contractor, Inc. of Bartow, who has demonstrated the highest levels of leadership and has been named a recipient of this year's Blue Chip Enterprise Award.
This is no mere awards program. With the support of 200 volunteer judges and over 700 Chambers of Commerce, the Blue Chip Enterprise Initiative is truly an ongoing effort to extend the quality and competitiveness of American business. These participating local chambers will be sharing the insights gained through this award search with their members throughout the year.
Small business is the engine that drives the American economy. And we salute R.W. Summers Railroad Contractor, Inc. for their initiative and perseverance in an increasingly competitive marketplace.