What would you be willing to do . . . to eliminate dependency and
the American middle class? We invite you to do three things:
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Okay, fine, you say, I would love to buy things made in America, but I can’t find any. It turns out that there are a lot of companies making things in America. Some of them have been around for a long time. Some of them are new. As demand grows, more will follow.
But these companies, and their products, can be hard to find. MIAA’s commercial arm, Alltham, P.B.C., is creating a means for connecting consumers with goods made in communities across America, through an online marketplace and other channels. It can be fun and rewarding. Coming soon: Coming soon: Information on how to become an MIAA Shopper.
We will keep you informed about other ways you can seek out American-made goods, and encourage brands and stores to make and stock more of them.
At MIAA, our basic goal is to bring jobs home by exercising consumer choice. But it can be hard to choose an American-made product when you can't tell where something was made. Online and hard-copy catalogs almost never mention a product's foreign origin, except occasionally to state "ïmported". And country-of-origin marking on packaging is indeed the "fine print", and hard to find at that.
That's why MIAA's advocacy arm, MIAA Action, Inc., is working to change the law to require a clear statement of country-of-origin of foreign goods in all product descriptions and on the face of packaging. Enactment of this law, the Fair Disclosure of Origin Act, will enable consumers to make an informed choice. But obtaining enactment will require involvement by consumers across America. Coming soon: information on how to become an MIAA Advocate.
Actually, there's one more thing – we also ask you to spread the word among your friends, family and acquaintances. We’ll show you how!
GO TO Looking to the future.
May 15, 2014, Ontario, CA - MIAA's founder, Jim Stuber, delivered the keynote address at the 20th annual World Trade Conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the California Inland Empire District Export Council in Ontario, California. To view the conference agenda, click here:
May 7, 2015, Radnor, PA. MIAA's founder, Jim Stuber, appeared as the guest of host Richard J. Anthony, Sr. on The Entrepreneur's Network TV at Radnor Studio 21. The program featured a discussion of the problems caused by offshoring manufacturing and white collar jobs and how consmers can solve the problem with their spending decisions.
Studio 21 has made the program available for viewing here: