ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" has spent a lot of time lately talking about products made in the USA and how buying more locally made products can put Americans back to work.
They compiled a list of products made in the US and illustrated their findings on a cool interactive map. The map shows North Carolina with the fourth highest number of companies making products, with 43 companies listed.
It isn't exactly scientific (you can submit other companies you know of if they aren't on their list), but it's still pretty cool. Click on the map and then click each state to see the list of companies pop up, organized by city. The Raleigh company listed is Tierra Ideas, Inc. They turn recycled materials into computer bags, backpacks, bicycle seats, and other things. Burt's Bees is listed for Durham.