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Tanuki

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Thu Jun 13, 2013, 08:42 AM Jun 2013

Made in America-cute kids' clothes [View all]

Morning Joe had a guest on this morning who had started her own Facebook-based kids' clothing business. The part of the story that interested me was that with the growth of her business, she now employs about 100 people in her North Carolina production and shipping facility.

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http://www.lollywollydoodle.com/pages/what-a-journey
..."Since then, we’ve grown every month, putting every penny back into the business. We’ve hit milestones we never dreamed of hitting, moved into a beautiful 19,000 square foot facility (half-funded by the state of North Carolina!), and believe it or not, have become the largest business in the world transacting on Facebook – including a thriving community of over 375,000 Facebook fans. Most importantly, we’ve created jobs for more than 100 people right here in Lexington, NC. Please know that Lexington was once a thriving manufacturing and textile town but now has an unemployment rate of 10.7% (one of the highest in the country), with almost all of the manufacturing work having moved abroad. Creating meaningful work for our great LWD team of people – every one of them with an incredible and often heartbreaking story of their own – has been without a doubt one of the greatest blessings of building this company." ...

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