Analysis: The Global Push for American-Made

March 13, 2013

The following is an excerpt from an op-ed piece written by Francisco Sanchez, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade.Francisco Sanchez is the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade

There’s no doubt about it: Doing business in America is changing. And businesses with even the most loyal customers are finding that their customers are changing, too. In an increasingly global marketplace, business owners across the U.S. are realizing that their next major customer may no longer come from across town, but beyond our borders.

While news of American exports may not capture the headlines as government shutdowns and political impasses do, the proof is in the thousands of regional businesses who are witnessing its value first hand.

Not only did U.S. exports outpace the growth of imports in 2012 for the first time since 2007, but exports have helped support the creation of more than 6 million private-sector jobs during the past 35 months. The world wants what America makes.

Read the remainder of the piece at the Charleston Regional Business Journal.


  1. Businesses in US have moved within the next phase according to business owners, their customers are now not just bound to local town but from regions beyond borders.

  2. Quote from the article: “The world wants what America makes.”
    Maybe Americans should also strive to buy US made products also. Us product awareness is important; US jobs, Security, and a higher standard of living are just a few of the reasons why Americans too should want what America makes.

  3. it is rightly put here…for sustaining growth, each economy should look further into the global village. We have seen china work out great trade deals across Africa and the same attitude can apply to America.

  4. Many British business people say that nothing makes them feel more European than when they are doing business in the USA It really is a very different place with its own distinct business etiquette and norms.

  5. USA provides big outsourcing work india, Uk, and mostly in Asian country. USA is the nice place to make your business grow and best for ROI.

  6. If we talk about economically, there is nothing without America. It is the only country which helps other countries like Asian countries and many more. It is more powerful in terms of financially as well as technologically. That is the reason why people want to do business with America.

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