At MIAA we’re about building healthy communities through quality jobs, by moving consumer spending to products made in those communities. Our goal is to balance trade by moving $500 billion in consumer spending from foreign to American suppliers, creating nearly six million jobs. We hope the example we set will spread, and MIAA will become part of a larger movement that rebuilds the hollow core of our economy, and people in communities across America can say, “we make things here again.”
MIAA’s mission is to combat chronic joblessness and build healthy communities across America by moving consumer spending from foreign products to products made in those communities.
We will do this by --
- promoting consumer demand for American-made products;
- connecting consumers with those products through an on-line marketplace and other channels; and
- obtaining enactment of clear country-of-origin labeling.
MIAA consists of three sister organizations that share this mission:
Education: "MIAA Aware", operated by Made in American Again, Inc., a Delaware 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. MIAA Aware educates consumers about the problems caused by offshoring jobs and how consumers can solve those problems by purchasing products made in American communities. Please visit: www.miaa-aware.org
Commerce: "MIAA Commerce", operated by Alltham, P.B.C., a Delaware for-profit Public Benefit Corporation. Alltham will enable consumers to discover, share, and purchase "All things American-made" -- products of American quality, durability and design -- via channels including an online marketplace, catalog sales, and direct television sales. As a Public Benefit Corporation, the mission of Alltham is to build healthy communities and create jobs by helping consumers purchase products made in those communities. A portion of every sale through Alltham will go to training veterans in the high-skilled manufacturing jobs being created. Please visit: www.allthampbc.com
Advocacy: “MIAA Action”, operated by MIAA Action, Inc., a Delaware 501(c)(4) non-profit corporation. MIAA Action advocates the adoption clear country-of-origin labeling on packages and in product descriptions, so consumers can make an informed choice. Please visit: www.miaa-action.net
MIAA’s founder, James Stuber, previously was chief legislative assistant to a senior member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a candidate for election in the 16th Congressional District of Florida. A graduate of Georgetown University Law School, Jim also practiced federal legislative and administrative law at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells). As an entrepreneur and attorney, Jim has been a co-founder or key team member of a number of emerging growth companies in the technology sector, and was legal counsel and interim CEO of a major destination marketing corporation. He also has been active in efforts to create American jobs through direct foreign investment in the U.S. Jim has deep family roots in American manufacturing, in particular in steelmaking, and has a passion for re-shoring American jobs in the manufacturing and service sectors through the exercise of consumer choice. In addition to his J.D. from Georgetown, Jim holds bachelors and masters degrees in political science from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University, respectively. He resides in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, with his wife and four children.