Author: USA Love List Guest

A Source Guide for Shoes Made in California

This is a list just for shoes made in California. Making shoes in America is no easy feat (pronunciation pun intended!).  Geographically speaking however, some of the hottest brands in fashion footwear are all made within miles of each other in the sprawling city of Los Angeles.  Their proximity to one another is no coincidence as shoe factories were quite vibrant here until the mid 80’s when domestic production began to head overseas to meet the demands of consumers looking for a lower price point.  With them went machines, skilled labor and components, but what they’ve left behind was...

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10 Things We Love, Made in Florida

Ah, Florida. The bendy state at the bottom of the good ole U-S-of-A. The one chock full of coastline and folks who treat every day easy like a Sunday morning. But we in the sunshine state are about more than sandy white beaches, snowbirds and cartoon mice. We're also about quality and innovation. Check out a few top-notch products made in Florida. 10 Things We Love, Made in Florida Florida's groves are known for their superior, sandy soil conditions, state-of-the-art irrigation practices and fine citrus. Tropicana, the largest single buyer of Florida fruit, monitors more than 400 Florida groves. Tropicana was founded...

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10 Products We Love: Made in Ohio

Ohio is a beautiful state with a diverse geological landscape & fantastic attractions that keep visitors coming back for more.  From the world class amusement parks of Cedar Point and Kings Island to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Lake Erie Islands & shore communities there is something for everyone in your family to enjoy.  This top 10 list of things made in Ohio was extremely difficult to limit because Ohio is such a large and diverse state; keeping it to just 10 products was hard! 10 Products We Love: Made in Ohio Founded in 2014 by husband and wife team Phillip...

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10 Things We Love, Made in Wisconsin

I'm Amanda, I live in Wisconsin and I blog for an online Wisconsin gift store.  I've learned a thing or two about Wisconsin products and the people who make them, so I am excited to share my ten best things, made in Wisconsin.  Some of the products on my list you might expect to see, but some of them might surprise you. 10 Things We Love, Made in Wisconsin Cheese Not so surprising… The first thing everyone thinks of when they hear Wisconsin is cheese, and we're proud of it! Wisconsin cheesemakers make 2.6 billion pounds of cheese each...

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U.S. Manufacturing 101 for small companies and startups

We frequently receive emails from companies seeking advice on manufacturing in the USA. Some want to launch a new product made here. Others want to reshore a product and bring it back home. We love to hear this enthusiasm for making things in America. We've turned to guest writer Millar Kelley, research analyst with the Reshoring Initiative, to point potential Made in USA companies on the right path. The time is right to make more Made in USA products available to U.S. consumers Are you considering opening a new company, or moving production from offshore to the U.S.?  Changing locations...

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