Professor Mark J. Perry's Blog for Economics and Finance
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Markets in Everything: Chopsticks Made in the USA
It seems everything we buy these days says “Made in China.” But 2 million disposable wooden chopsticks with a "Made in the USA" label are made every day now at a Americus, Georgia factory (Georgia Chopsticks) for export to China, Japan, Korea and other Asian countries. Business is booming, and the company plans to increase production to 10 million chopsticks per day. Watch the video above and see news reports here and here.