Updates Log

We’ll be the first to admit it – we haven’t been perfect over the years. Since getting started in 2017, we’ve tried many different ways to get you the most comprehensive research and advice on made in the USA companies. Some of which…didn’t work out. A few folks didn’t love the way we previously displayed our research, so we needed to switch it up as we’ve grown. And we’re sure there will be many future iterations so we can continue to provide the best possible resource for y’all. This page is meant to keep us accountable and give y’all a sneak peek at exciting additions to our roadmap and the reasons why we’ve made certain decisions.

Our Content

More Inclusive Research

Last updated: October 8, 2022

Current status: Initial round completed, but always in progress 🙂

The what and why: When we started this website, we focused a lot of our Product Category Research on highlighting just the best-of-the-best brands that are made in the USA. As a result, some of our lists started to feel incomplete. We also realized that this isn’t fair to the small up-and-coming American made brands that are trying really hard to make a name for themselves. We want to help them and everyone else grow, so we dramatically changed our Made in the USA Lists to be much more comprehensive and cover every brand made in the USA in every category.

Regulatory Analysis

Last updated: September 1, 2022

Current status: Launched and ongoing

The what and why: We want to push the issue with our government and regulatory institutions to improve Made in the USA labeling requirements and enforcement, and create incentives and infrastructure to revitalize American manufacturing. Analyzing laws and regulations is one way we can improve our community voice and help educate folks on how effective these regulations actually are.

News

Last updated: August 5, 2022

Current status: Launched and ongoing

The what and why: We are now covering breaking news and developing stories on all things made in the USA claims, American manufacturing, and other topics that push consumer advocacy forward and shine a light on important issues that don’t always make the front page news.

Site Experience

More Accessible Directories

Last updated: October 8, 2022

Current status: Completed! And always adding to them 🙂

The what and why: One of the consistent pieces of feedback we’ve gotten over the years is a lack of a central directory of made in the USA brands. Readers, viewers, and community members – we hear you! We are absolutely thrilled to have these company directories as part of our new site structure to make American made shopping more accessible.

Easier Navigation

Last updated: October 8, 2022

Current status: Completed!

The what and why: As we’ve added hundreds of new articles and brands researched to our website, we definitely outgrew our britches. We rethought our entire website navigation and made it easier for readers to access the type of content they want and find brands much quicker.

Filtering

Last updated: October 8, 2022

Current status: Upcoming

The what and why: We still have bigger aspirations for our site navigation. First and foremost, the ability to filter articles and directory listings in each of our site sections. This update is actively being worked on, and we are excited to release it soon!

Community

YouTube Channel

Last updated: October 17, 2020

Current status: Launched and ongoing

The what and why: We love interacting with the Made in the USA community and telling the stories of amazing American made companies. One of the best ways to do both of those things is through video! We launched our YouTube channel in October 2020 and haven’t looked back since. We have so much more to come too that we’re excited to share with y’all.

Email Newsletter

Last updated: November 23, 2022

Current status: Launched and ongoing

The what and why: Email is a great channel for us to deliver exclusive content for loyal readers and community members. So, we launched our email newsletter in 2020 and have slowly added themes and editions since then. The newsletter is still in its infancy, and we have a lot more planned that incorporates breaking news, exclusive deals, and a lot more, so stay tuned. In November 2022, we switch email platforms to enable us to start offering more tailored emails like news and deals, apart from our main newsletter. We will be launching those newsletter variations soon!

Instagram

Last updated: May 18, 2022

Current status: Launched and ongoing

The what and why: Another consistent comment we got from readers and viewers – why aren’t you on Instagram?! Well, we are now! We are planning on posting a lot more content soon, so make sure to drop us a follow to see what’s to come.

Tours and Interviews

Last updated: April 30, 2022

Current status: Launched and ongoing

The what and why: We absolutely love highlighting the people behind the movements and the amazing stories about companies that are made in the USA. Our Spotlight section was launched back in 2017 and has slowly grown over the years, up to the point where Mike is now flying across the country for factory tours! Our consistency hasn’t been great here, though, so expect a lot more features from us soon.

More Opportunities for Connection

Last updated: October 8, 2022

Current status: Upcoming

The what and why: We don’t want to reveal too much yet, but we have a lot of new initiatives planned to give the Made in the USA community more opportunities for online and in-person connection. Stay tuned!