Americans seem inordinately concerned with where their cars, clothing, and food are produced.
Approximately eight out of 10 consumers say they would purchase an American-made product over a foreign one, oftentimes even if it is more expensive. A reason for this might be their belief that buying American is the easiest way to help the domestic economy grow.

The reality, however, is that in today’s globalized world most companies outsource varying portions of their operations, whether it is U.S. companies investing abroad or foreign-owned companies investing in the United States.
This makes it difficult to determine what “Made in America” even means. And frankly, it makes no sense to try to figure it out. Instead, it is important to recognize that international investment flows and job creation are closely related—and the United States is a big beneficiary of this process.