And we export such products worldwide.Just look at the field offices in any large industrial or office park in Europe or Asia. Granted, many of the electronics are not physically made in America, but most of the high-end design and development jobs are located here. Of course, "location" is also a fuzy concept in the information age. I receive work to do from all over the world as a freelancer on electronic file attachments. I process it and send it back to the customers. Some of this work I do while I am on personal or business trips in other countries or states. I guess the concept of "location" could be viewed as just whatever permanent address you claim for your taxes.
Of course, you have to have a certain sophistication and degree of education to particpate in such and economy. That is where the issue lies. To the contrary, most American products are of high quality and successful. We have just shifted to "high-end" and are falling behind in some "old industry" areas such as Automobile mfg that have tended to dominate old-economy cities such as Detroit and Indy.
I say fine with this tradeoff and most of America agrees with me. But then most of America is not in Detroit and Indianapolis and obsessed with the Auto industry and union workers who think they should be shielded from the competive forces of the labor market.
"American" products are overall highly successful, but not the auto industry. There is really no need for such a thing as a "recovery." The stink is all of those uneducated union "brothers" loose their jobs and many rust belt cities do not have enough educated citizens to fill the economic void.
Overall, I think it's a shame to see this closing. I do hope American products make a comeback. I try hard to buy American and it's difficult.