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To you, the phrase “Made in U.S.A.” may denote quality, or pride in what this country can produce, or support for our economy at a time when the easy way to cut costs is to export manufacturing.

It’s great to realize how much of what is made in this country is made by family-owned businesses. FOBs account for 80% of all U.S. companies, produce 68% of all jobs, 50% of all wages. By way of giving credit where credit is long overdue, our organization aims to increase awareness of this backbone of the nation’s economy.

This website is a collaboration of the several dozen family-business education programs across the U.S.A. Most are in universities and create a safe-harbor learning community for family businesses of all sizes, growth stages, and industrial sectors. Here you’ll find links to the programs closest to you and your colleagues as well as links to excellent companies that have chosen to put their money where their mouths are and keep their production here at home.

The collegial association of family business education centers, institutes, and programs that conduct teaching, research, and outreach is known as the Family Business Alliance. We’re proud to supply you with artwork you can freely attach to your U.S.A.-made, family-business-made product or service. Feel free to print it as decals or incorporate it in your packaging design. It’s scalable, so you can modify its size. If you have any problems using this artwork, please email

Media inquiries on this subject should be made to Ira Bryck at the UMass Family Business Center

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