‘Made Here, Buy Here’ Seems Logical To PA Legislator

'Made Here, Buy Here' Seems Logical To PA Legislator

Crayola Crayons are manufactured in Easton PA

HARRISBURG PA – The Christmas shopping season is over, but next year state Rep. Neal Goodman wants people to buy Pennsylvanian, The Pennsylvania Independent online news service reports.

Goodman, a Schuylkill County legislator, has introduced a proposal to create a “Made In PA” program that encourages Pennsylvanians to buy products made in their own state. Goods that meet the legislation’s qualifications would receive a trademarked “Made In PA” logo.

Goodman introduced his legislation in the middle of the holiday shopping season, The Independent said, claiming he was “convinced” it could help boost the Keystone State economy. If the legislator had to choose between two products and one was made in Pennsylvania, he would buy locally, he said. “I’m sure a lot of consumers would feel the same way,” he added.

The thought struck Goodman when he noticed products made in Pennsylvania while shopping at home improvement retailer Lowe’s. People may recognize that Hershey and Crayola products are made in the state, but they might not know about something more obscure, he said. Goodman hopes that changes with his legislation.

Photo from The Independent