That’s right. Buying local is totally catching on.
YAYAYAY!! (Imagine me clapping my hands with excitement!)
I see it every day in California. More people are looking to their local communities for the things they need.
Take food for example: You can definitely see the increase in demand for local production when it comes to food. I mean think about it, how popular are local farmers’ markets these days? Walk through a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s and you’ll see “Local” signs on every item.
The same thing is happening to clothing, accessories, and products. Just like the color black, a wardrobe staple, local is becoming ever more present in American’s closets and lives.
Even Walmart is realizing that made in USA is the way to go. Walmart recently pledged to boost purchases of made in USA products by $50 billion over the next 10 years.
People are realizing that buying foreign products come at a price —> fewer jobs here at home.
Many made in USA emerging brands are technically small businesses.
Small businesses provide more than 55% of all jobs in the USA, and an average 66% of ALL new jobs since the 1970’s. Every time you buy made in USA, you’re feeding a fish in the big pond of the small business impact.