Small and medium-sized companies are using the "Made in US" message to boost their exports and support job creation, according to the Obama administration.

A new report issued by US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and US Trade Representative Mike Froman suggests that the number of US jobs supported by exports is continuing to rise.

It also highlights case studies from all of the 50 states of the Union, including the Auburn Leather Company of Kentucky, which supplies footwear laces, speciality leathers for sporting goods and finished leather products.

Another case study is provided by dye manufacturer Spectra Colors Corporation, based in New Jersey.

"From coast to coast, exports have played a critical role in economic growth and creating jobs in America," said Pritzker.

"The reports we are releasing today demonstrate the impact of exports on American communities large and small."

Froman added: "In every state across the country good-paying jobs are tied to ‘Made in America’ exports.

"This report also tells the story of American small businesses that will benefit from tearing down trade barriers in markets around the globe, and this is where we see a lot of opportunity for growth and more trade supported jobs."