USA! USA! USA! Why Buy American Made October 13, 2014 14:01
These days lots of Americans are looking to purchase products made here in the US for a multitude of reasons. From supporting the local economy to the quality they come to expect from American manufacturers, there are many reasons to support American Made companies. Please see our 5 top reasons for buying American Made.
Support Fellow Americans
When you purchase products from an American manufacturer, you can trust that your money supports the lives of fellow Americans. According to the National Association of American Manufacturers, about 9% of the workforce are employed directly in manufacturing - that’s more than 12 million Americans.
American Manufacturing is Green and Getting Greener
The United States has some of the strictest environmental protection laws in the world. When you purchase a product made here, you can trust that your impact on the environment will be greatly lowered versus when you purchase an imported product. On top of that, your carbon footprint is also lowered because of the decrease in fuel for the transportation of the goods.
Ensure Fair Labor and Treatment of Factory Workers
Like our environmental protection laws, we have some of the strictest laws protecting our labor force - especially when it comes to the manufacturer sector. These ensure safe and fair working conditions for workers. When you purchase a product made in the USA, you can trust you’re dollar is supporting a company that treats their workers well.
Expect the Highest Quality of Manufactured Products in the World
American manufacturers take great pride in the production of their products and stand behind that quality. When you purchase a product that is American made, you can trust it has been created by some of the most talented as well as educated craftsmen and women in the world. Expect the best.
Support the Economy & Create Jobs
According to the National Association of American Manufacturers (NAM), about $2.08 trillion was contributed to the economy by manufacturers in 2013 - 12.5% of our GDP. On top of this, manufacturing has the highest multiplier effect of any economic sector. “For every $1 spent in manufacturing, another $1.32 is added to the economy.” Allow us to let the numbers from NAM continue to speak for themselves:
- Manufacturers in the United States perform two-thirds of all private-sector R&D in the nation, driving more innovation than any other sector.
- Taken alone, manufacturing in the United States would be the 8th largest economy in the world.
- Read more: http://www.nam.org/Statistics-And-Data/Facts-About-Manufacturing/Landing.aspx#sthash.eJSTOtQ0.dpuf
We know there’s many more reasons to buy American made, and we’d love to hear them. Please share your own in the comments below.