Often we feel that we have no influence over economic issues. They are too complex and currently too global in nature.
But we can have an effect, and a large one at that.
In an article on IW “December is Made in America Month,” by Julie Reiser, she shared some interesting statistics.
A recent study by the National Retail federation revealed that the average American will spend $700 in holiday purchases this year for a total of $465 billion. If that money was spent entirely on U.S.- made products it would create 4.6 million jobs.
While it may unrealistic to have all of the holiday purchases made in the U.S. a news commentator used $64 as a point of reference and explained that spending that amount could create 200,000 jobs.
To make it easier to find out which products are U.S. made, here is a list.