American manufacturing has had a major impact on every state, and the ebb and flow of industrial jobs continues to shape the country.

MarketScale’s latest series, Made in America, examines companies creating their products at home and why they do so. John Briggs, author of Simply American, a book that highlights business that still manufacture in the U.S. and how consumers can revitalize the sector, has studied the history of industrial America for years.

Over the last half-century, the global economy has become more intertwined, leading to the loss of millions of manufacturing in the U.S. to other countries. However, the prognosis could turn around if consumers help.

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