“Made in the USA” means that “all or virtually all” the product was, indeed, made in America according to the Federal Trade Commission. The agency enforces the standard to ensure commercial compliance and confirm consumer confidence.
For a “Made in the USA” claim to be accurate, all significant parts, processing and labor that go into the product must be of U.S. origin. Products should not contain any — or only negligible — foreign content. http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt021.shtm
In his State of the Union Address, President Obama talked about the importance of doing more to help American workers acquire the skills they need for the jobs of tomorrow.
WE Americans are the only ones who can grow our economy.
Double the value of your dollar this Christmas and help grow the economy when you buy the “Made In The USA” label.
Companies that make American products:
AllAmericanClothing.com products made in the USA *My husband LOVES their durable jeans
AmericanMadeProducts.com products made, manufactured or assembled in America.
AmericansWorking.com directory of goods made in the United States.
MadeByYankees.net products that are made in the United States.
MadeHereInAmerica.com directory of consumer products that are made in the United States.
MadeinAmericaStuff.com products made in the U.S.A.
MadeInUSA.org product search engine and database for those looking for products made in the United States.
MadeInUSAForever.com products made in the United States.
MadeUSAFdn.org a not-for-profit organization that promotes products manufactured and assembled in America.
Petriot variety of made in America products.
Sourcemap a database and tool for everyone to use to find out where all the products in their everyday life come from.
StillMadeInUSA.com directory of American-made products.
ToysMadeInAmerica.com toy manufacturers in the USA.
USAonly.US lists companies that make their products here in the United States.
Shop Small on Saturday, November 24th 2012
November 19, 2012 Karen Mills
In between the Black Friday sales and the Cyber Monday deals is Small Business Saturday (November 24th) – a day set aside to support the small businesses that play a vital role in creating jobs and economic opportunities all across the country.
Small businesses are the back bone of our communities. And when we shop small, we not only get great products and services, but we support our neighbors and strengthen our local economies.
Over the last two decades, small and new businesses have been responsible for creating two out of every three net new jobs in the U.S., and today over half of all working Americans own or work for a small business.
Last year, Small Business Saturday gave a boost to many of these Main Street businesses, with more than 100 million Americans shopping at independently-owned small businesses. And this year we can do even better!
So what can you do to participate?
- If you are a business owner, register your business at www.shopsmall.com so your customers know where to find you and you can receive free Small Business Saturday promotional materials. You can also make sure you’re prepared for the holiday season by checking out SBA’s advice at www.sba.gov/saturday.
- If you are a customer, learn which businesses in your community are participating in Small Business Saturday at www.shopsmall.com. The website provides information on businesses currently registered and how you can rally your community to support the initiative.
By shopping small, we can help America’s small businesses do what they do best: grow their businesses, create good jobs, and ensure that our communities are vibrant.
I encourage you to join small business owners and the more than one hundred million people who were part of Small Business Saturday last year.
Shop small this holiday season. I know I will.
Chinese Consumers Willing to Pay More for American-Made Goods
NOVEMBER 23, 2012 BY JASON MARGOLIS ⋅ theworld
This is Black Friday and you know what that means, right? Millions of American shoppers have been swarming malls and big-box retailers to take advantage of special discounts. A lot of the stuff we’re buying is, of course, made in China. But over in China, an increasing number of shoppers now prefer American-made goods.
Host of The World, Aaron Schachter, spoke with Hal Sirkin, a senior partner in the Boston Consulting Group in Chicago. Sirkin co-authored a new study about global attitudes toward American-made products called “Made In America, Again.” アメリカで行われた。
For the audio interview:http://www.theworld.org/2012/11/chinese-consumers-willing-to-pay-more-for-american-made-goods/