Founded in 2005, the American Made Alliance serves the interests of 125,000 professional independent designer artisan studios, small manufacturers and 20,000 retail businesses committed to the American made movement. In 2000, this economic sector provided a 14 billion dollar contribution to the US economy.
The American Made Alliance is a 501c(6) trade association engaged in advocacy efforts supporting the start-up and growth of micro-enterprise in the manufacturing and professional designer/maker sector located in both urban and rural communities throughout the United States.
Through its campaigns, projects and partnerships, the American Made Alliance strives to open new market opportunities for American made products, preserve the authenticity of American Made, prevent fraud regarding country of origin and inform legislators and consumers about the importance of the economic impact of supporting American Made.
The American Made Alliance works year around to impact public policy in Washington, DC. In addition, the association seeks to define a national agenda that supports and benefits all who depend on the creative arts for their livelihood.