Is it even possible to build a an entire home with strictly American made products?
According to this report, if only 5% of new homes contractors used this list of all American products, 220,000 new American jobs would result.
If all contractors did so, that comes out to 4.4 million new jobs.
But how much more would the new home cost? According to the architects and economists, only about 1% more. According to some of the contractors who already pursue this plan, the actual cost is lower because the initial quality of the American made materials is higher, resulting in fewer warranty repairs and lower long term ownership or maintenance costs. Read more