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ItemMade in America : American goods - American jobs : A cluster based business development project(Southern New Hampshire University, 2006) Lemmons, Teresa; Camayd-Freixas, YoelMade in America, American Goods, American Jobs was designed to provide business development support to a cluster of locally owned small garment manufacturers in Washington State. This sector had been negatively affected by global competition and trade deficits with foreign markets, resulting in business closures and job losses. A community economic development project with the goal of retaining local garment manufacturers, the Made In America project supplied assistance to companies to increase competitiveness; and to create 50 employment opportunities for low-income residents. Through customized technical assistance and resource development, the project was successful in assisting twelve (12) companies to increase their sales and market access; and created 69 jobs for low-income individuals. (Author abstract)