Briefly noted: The New York Times ran an article this morning about how Starbucks is moving manufacture of pottery mugs to a small shop in East Liverpool, Ohio.
This is notable because it’s another example of “reshoring” — that is, bringing manufacturing from China and other cheap (aka slave) labor markets back to the USA. This is how restoring the economy happens, one job at a time.
Kudos to Starbucks for being a good corporate citizen, and doing something that is just plain smart as well. Sales from the mugs will help support Starbuck’s Create Jobs for USA Fund.
I’ve blogged about both reshoring and the Create Jobs for USA program here before — nice to see it’s an active project with momentum. I’m still wearing my wristband. Wouldn’t it be grand if more of the big corporate players (like Walmart etc.) would jump into this game.
Read the story it will warm your heart.