Despite the fallout from the recession and America’s slow recovery from it, the interest in American made products is on the rise. While it’s true that having products made overseas is the least expensive option for American businesses, there are many businesses choosing to keep the work and product within the boundaries of the United States. With business owners allowing for production to happen in the states, it means an increase in American jobs, and, in turn, an improvement in the state of the economy. 78% Of Americans Want To Invest In American Made Products As per information revealed by a survey conducted by Consumer Reports , nearly 78 percent of all Americans would much rather invest their hard earned dollar into American made products. Of the latter 78%, a good 80% of the people wanted to buy American products because they felt it paved the way for businesses to thrive and keep American workers working. In fact, one of the positive effects of the recession is that consumers became far more aware about, not just what they were buying, but who was manufacturing it. The realization lead to the understanding that indeed consumer spending has a powerful impact on the American economy. The Benefits Of Buying American Made There are many benefits merchants can derive from buying American made products as well. First of all, the production time if faster, delivery is equally expeditious, and the quality of the products one will receive is high. Every time a merchant buys products or has products made outside of the United States, it takes away from the American economy. What’s more, buying American products is an easy way to express one’s pride in being American. Essentially, the increase in the demand for American made products is for several reasons, whether the consumer is being patriotic, or they want to help out their fellow Americans. Meanwhile, some consumers just love the quality of American made goods. At this time, in China the wages are increasing. Shipping product from overseas to the states is expensive. Presently, the costs of natural gas are low in the US, and factories have advanced robotic technologies which means products can be made quickly and shipped at lower costs when purchased in America. Consumer Reports also did an additional study on the popularity of “Made in the USA or Made in America” products, and found that online searches for such products is indeed on the rise.