Prior to the January earthquake that devastated Haiti, textile manufacturing accounted for three-quarters of the country’s export earnings. The sector employed more than 25,000 people. After the quake, estimates suggest the industry is operating at about 50 percent capacity. If U.S. companies begin manufacturing in Haiti, experts say the industry there could support 100,000 jobs.
American Apparel Companies Interested in Investing in Haiti
April 30, 2010