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December 15, 2007

Richard Florida

Even Santa's Suit ...

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From the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:

The last Santa suit manufacturer in the country was Halco, a Belle Vernon-based  [Pennsylvania] company that specialized in Santa's suits, dresses for Mrs. Claus and outfits for elves. This year the last locally produced Santa suit was finished in May and the workers were laid off. Santa suits were one of the last sectors of the apparel industry to be left in the United States. Shoes that had been made in New England were made overseas decades ago, though there are a handful of manufacturers still left in the States. Textiles, which early in the last century were made in both New England and the South, are no longer made in this country.

So, which of the current crop of presidential candidates will make the biggest fuss out of this?


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