Why Buy Made in USA? / Part 4
Why Buy Made in USA? As Americans struggle to bounce back post-recession and consumer spending remains relatively weak, companies must now decide if the decision to offshore manufacturing is still in the best interest of the organization (The Plight of American Manufacturing, 2009). Some argue that it is time to come home and that more R&D and innovation occurs when manufacturing remains in-house (Ezell, 2012; The Plight of American Manufacturing, 2009). However, there are many significant challenges ahead in order to restore the manufacturing sector and recoup the business that has been lost. For example, in the apparel category, roughly 95 percent of all goods sold at retail in America are still imported from other countries (Ellis & Casabona, 2011).