Pitfalls for the Private Sector
No business sector is more representative of small business than printers. There are approximately 36,000 commercial printers (not including neighborhood print shops) in the United States. However, this number is falling dramatically as more and more printers fail due to the recession, an increase in bulk mail rates by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), and the government's ongoing unwritten policy of manufacturing print in-house rather than reliance on the private sector.