Textiles (clothing, towels, linens) cost roughly the same today - at stores like Target or Ross or Marshalls - as they did when they were made in the USA 30 years ago. Do you want to pay $50 for a regular bath towel? I sure don't.I agree with the positives as expressed in the article EXCEPT for a requirement to force busineses to hire locals only. That is guaranteed to drive away business. And, construction is temporary employment.
The Scream is right that we should have manufacturing to support long term, local jobs.
Labor costs are far less in other countries than they are here. As they pull themselves up, economically, we can buy their goods cheaper than we can make them. Do you really want to go back to the days when American made goods were about the only choice? Maybe you're wealthy and you can afford it. I sure can't.