Walk into a store, pick up an item off the shelf, and look at the label. Chances are you’ll see the same three words on the tag: “Made in China.” Depending on the product, it might read “Made in Mexico” or “Made in Taiwan” – but it almost certainly will not say “Made in the USA.” It wasn’t always this way. Decades ago, many or even most products on store shelves were American made. But since the late 1990s, American manufacturing has seen a steady decline. Many U.S. companies have moved their factories – and the jobs they provided – to other countries where labor is cheaper, such as China and Mexico. Trump, since the beginning of his Presidency, has discussed bringing manufacturing back to America. He has been accused of being xenophobic, having "dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries." In fact, he saw what many of us did not, that essential goods were produced off shore. This pandemic has made this evident and dangerous. His America first stance has been proven to be true.
However, there are some signs this trend is starting to reverse itself. The Reshoring Initiative (http://www.reshorenow.org/), a nonprofit group aimed at restoring American manufacturing jobs, reports that more than 300 companies have moved production back to the United States since 2010, creating about 240,000 new jobs. As a result, that “Made in USA” label – though still rare – is slowly making its way back onto more products.
Reasons to Buy American-Made Products
According to a 2015 report by Consumer Reports, 80% of American shoppers say they prefer to buy goods made in the United States. More than 60% say they’d even be willing to pay 10% more for an American-made product. Shoppers have many different reasons for choosing American-made goods, including the following:
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