Friday, May 6, 2011

Bringing Business back from Overseas

   Now that most of the product we use is manufactured overseas, the battle cry is buy American.  Well that is all well and good but can we compete and even more to the point, how hard can it be to start a company in these united states?  For years taxes have increased, labor costs have grown, and government regulations and red tape are thru the roof. So this administration and all the life-time politicians who sent the jobs overseas in the first palace should now welcome anyone willing and able to bring jobs into the community with open arms and an easier process which all will benefit from.

GLEN BURNIE, Md.—When Chesapeake Bay Candle decided to build a U.S. factory, founders Mei Xu and David Wang thought it would take nine months and cost $2.5 million.
But $3.5 million and 13 months later, the couple is still waiting for their final occupancy permit. A temporary sign is draped across the front of the beige concrete structure, a former liquor warehouse on the outskirts of Baltimore.
"I think our government needs to ask itself, 'Are we really ready for business to come back from Asia?'," says Ms. Xu, a Chinese immigrant who with her husband founded Pacific Trade International, the Rockville, Md.-based company behind the Chesapeake Bay brand, in 1994. "I'm not sure it is."

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