The distance you can afford to move an item depends on its value divided by its cost to ship.  High value-per-pound or per-cube items, like…

The distance you can afford to move an item depends on its value divided by its cost to ship.  High value-per-pound or per-cube items, like electronics, can come a long distance – Refrigerators, not so far.  With ocean freight going sky-high (see the graph below), North American companies have a great opportunity to bring manufacturing back “home”.  But with a general lack of labor in the US, “home” is most likely going to be Mexico.