Jordin Johnson, a contestant in the 2014 Miss Mississippi Pageant, has been touring the
United States with a message to buy American.
A Beautiful New Face of the Buy American Movement
The next face of the Buy American Movement could be Miss America. Jordin Johnson, a Meridian, Mississippi resident who was named Miss Turtle Creek last August, is a contestant in the 2014 Miss Mississippi Pageant. In the lead-up to the event being held July 12-15, Johnson has been touring the country getting out her message about the economic importance of keeping manufacturing jobs in the United States and buying American.
U.S. Adults Average $950 in Imports per Month in 2013
I was recently having a discussion about unemployment in the U.S. and how it relates to the $500 billion annual U.S. trade deficit. That got me thinking: just how much do Americans spend per month on imported goods and services? Well I did a few calculations, and what I found was shocking. I divided the total value of imports in the U.S.A. for 2013 ($2.74 trillion) by the number of adults in the U.S.A. (240 million), then I divided that by 12 (for 12 months in a year). On average, each U.S. adult is responsible for over $950 in imported goods and services per month!
Best Gift Ever for Your Favorite Sports Fan; and itís Made in USA!
Here's an idea for an awesome gift for the sports fan in your life. New Balance makes running shoes which can be custom tailored to match the exact color scheme of practically every NCAA, NFL, MLB, NBA, etc. team in existence. Not only that, New Balance will embroider the back section of the shoes directly behind the heels with a custom message of your choosing.
Where Did All Our American Jobs Go?
Take a quick minute to watch this really amazing video from the Million American Jobs Project explaining where all the American jobs have gone and what you can do today to help bring them back. Do what the video asks and share it with just two people. Just a small change in our consumer behavior can create millions on new American jobs.
New Documentary Film Asks: We're Willing to Die for Our Country, but are We Willing to Buy for it?
"Made in USA: The 30 Day Journey," Josh Millerís new documentary is an inspirational reminder that the words "Made in USA" still matter. While Americans from Main Street to the halls of Congress struggle to cope with our sputtering economy, Miller reminds us that the answer to reclaiming a prosperous future may lie in the long-forgotten rallying cry to "Buy American."
There's Nothing Cooler than Made in USA Oakley Sunglasses
The warm weather has finally arrived, and it's time to start spending more time outside. Whether it's at the beach, in the backyard, or at a baseball game, a good pair of sunglasses is a must-have this time of year. If you are looking for a new pair of shades be sure check out Oakley sunglasses. Not only does Oakley make many of the coolest sunglasses ever designed, they have superior eye protection, theyíre competitively priced, and most (if not all) of their shades are made right here in the USA.
How ĎMade in the USAí is Making a Comeback
The U.S. economy continues to struggle, and the weak March jobs report ó just 88,000 positions were added ó briefly spooked the market. But step back and youíll see a bright spot, perhaps the best economic news the U.S. has witnessed since the rise of Silicon Valley: Made in the USA is making a comeback. Climbing out of the recession, the U.S. has seen its manufacturing growth outpace that of other advanced nations, with some 500,000 jobs created in the past three years. It marks the first time in more than a decade that the number of factory jobs has gone up instead of down.