“In spite of operating in a difficult environment, apparel design and manufacturing remains an important industry in Southern California (primarily Los Angeles and Orange counties) in terms of both revenues generated and the number of persons employed in the industry….On the retail side, things are looking up. Attendance at the various apparel markets held in Los Angeles is growing, especially among international buyers."
Source: LAEDC Kyser Center for economic Research, Economic Forecast, February 2011
An ABC Channel 7 Survey USA poll revealed that 66% of Los Angeles and Southern California residents said they checked labels to see if goods were made in America
A recent Moody’s analytics report noted that If consumers spent an extra 1% on U.S. goods, it would create 200,000 extra jobs
When seeing an ad emphasizing that a product is “Made in America,” 61% of people in the U.S. are more likely to buy it. That number increases to 75% for those ages 55+
Source: Harris Interactive (July 2010), October 2010