This Holiday Season Choose America

Dec. 5, 2012
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.

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.

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