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Backyard Economy: The Rise of Local Manufacturing

Goods that are made in the neighborhood, but not necessarily by hand

While supporting artisans and craftsmen is certainly not waning in popularity (nor are we discouraging it), a new, larger-scale force is emerging to keep capital circulating within city limits. It’s no secret that a large number of American manufacturing jobs have been claimed by foreign economies or lost altogether. Thankfully, however, the allure of Made in USA hasn’t disappeared along with them. Increasingly, consumers want even greater geographic specificity when it comes to purchase decisions.

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