For over two centuries America’s businesses have been the back bone of America’s employment base. Now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, America’s businesses are grateful to all shoppers supporting their stores and want customers to know that as more made in America products become available they will be featured at their stores. Unfortunately, during the last 30 years, over 70,000 American based businesses moved their manufacturing jobs overseas and then shipped the foreign made products back to America for Americans to purchase. It is not as if these items were no longer being made, it simply means that they were no longer employing American workers to make the products we so often purchase. However, I am pleased to report that with more Americans speaking up and showing their support for American made products at the cash register where it really counts, a growing number of manufacturers have been encouraged to expand their production lines and are offering more items with American made labels. Seeking out American made may take your time and attention, but in the long run you are helping change the imbalance between domestic and foreign products that has plagued America for over 30 years.
As America’s consumers purchase American made products, American workers remain employed and it shows American based businesses that it pays to continue to manufacture in the U.S.A.
I want to extend special thanks to everyone that supported our November as American Made Month campaign. We now ask that you continue to support your local businesses during the December 2016 edition of National Small Business Weekend on Friday, December 2nd, Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th. This effort takes place the FIRST WEEKEND of every month, but during December more people are shopping for Christmas Holiday gifts and your local stores and America’s manufacturers appreciate your business.
Kindly spread the word to others and Email your comments and suggestions to me at: Michael@AmericanWorkersRadio.com.
This is Michael Blichasz. Every Wednesday from 11 A.M. to 12 noon, tune in to American Workers Radio on 860 AM serving Philadelphia and the Tri-State area. You can also listen live or to rebroadcasts from anywhere in the world from the easy access links located on the front page of AmericanWorkersRadio.com.