By  on September 5, 2012

WASHINGTON — Made in USA is proving to be a key battleground of the presidential campaign and some experts are predicting that a shift in sourcing back to the U.S. has just begun.

As job growth wavers between anemic and modest every month— the overall economy added 163,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate edged up to 8.3 percent from 8.2 percent — the government is trying to find ways to jump-start the economy, while President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney work feverishly to convince voters their plans will bring jobs back to the U.S.

The fashion industry is watching the political debate over job creation closely and pressing for a wide range of proposals, ranging from government stimulus intervention and tax breaks to a more aggressive trade policy and overhaul of the tax code.

 

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