Competition versus jobs: NC furniture manufacturers’ strategy and 2012 elections

NC furniture manufacturers discuss the opportunities that Made in America presents for their companies as well as their strategies for continued growth. The interviews also shed some light as to what our policymakers can do to support manufacturing, particularly in North Carolina. Let us know what you think should be done to promote global competitiveness and encourage job growth in the United States.

About Dr. Sarita D. Jackson

is the President and CEO of the Global Research Institute of International Trade, a think-tank/consulting firm that examines trade policies and their impact on domestic businesses. Prior to heading GRIIT, Dr. Jackson was a tenured associate professor of political science in North Carolina and worked as a trade policy consultant for an Arlington-based consulting firm. She has participated in trade policy projects and conducted research on free trade negotiations in Botswana, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Panama. Dr. Jackson has also traveled to Chile and Argentina to study their political systems and economic integration policies.
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