This is a very insightful article about what we all can do--Made in America. The builder found every item needed for building a home from items made in America. Plus, the list is available online.
I vow to try harder to find items I need that are Made in America. If the industries were returned to my area that were shipped overseas, we would have jobs created instantly in the garment industry and manufacture of fabric.
I try so hard and don't have the resources to find items when I need something. For instance, I needed a small strainer. The last three tore up. All I could find was strainers from China. I went to an upscale store and bought a strainer made in France. It was a shocking $7.50 and tiny--less than 3" across, but just what I needed. That is somewhat better, but it is still not made on American soil. It shows no sign of wearing out like the last three. I use a tiny strainer every day without fail, sometimes twice each day.
I did search online and could not find a strainer made in America. That is what I meant about not having the resources to find the items make in America. Try harder? Yes, that would work.
There are no strainers in any thrift store. Items like that sometimes are just garbage if they are available.
Do you go out of your way to only buy American made products? Do you just buy the cheapest product, no matter the country of origin? Do you even care? Has your area had industry moved overseas? Are you afraid of items made elsewhere?