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  • Costs of Pollution Control
    Costs of Pollution Control
    Dan Meckstroth
  • Greece's Deal: The Trouble Isn't Over
    Greece's Deal: The Trouble Isn't Over
    Kris Bledowski
    Greece's external payment position remains precarious
  • Business Index Slips Slightly
    Business Index Slips Slightly
    Don Norman
    "The results of the January survey point to continued expansion of manufacturing activity heading into 2015, but at a slightly slower pace than in the latter half of 2014."
  • European Industrial Outlook
    European Industrial Outlook
    Kris Bledowski
    The recovery in Europe is sapped by a paucity of fiscal impulses and near-absence of centrally managed monetary stimulus. Economic sentiment has been treading water for half a year

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Manufacturing Outlook Blog

Want to know a secret to improving your business? In a world where business leaders are continually asked to do more with less and the business environment grows ever more competitive, who isn’t trying to gain a competitive advantage? Well, here it is: hire more women.The issue... read more...
We're excited to announce the release of the fourth edition of our State of B2B Social Media survey. Since 2009, we've asked our member B2B manufacturers which social media sites they're using, what value they get from them, how they measure that value, and what their top social... read more...
The most intriguing data point in the February jobs report is the one that doesn’t seem to fit with an increasingly brightening picture.  The labor force participation rate, which is the percent of the eligible working-age population that is either employed or actively seeking... read more...
Predicting the future is not an easy task. Prior generations were forced to read palms, peer into crystal balls, and—ugh—poke through entrails to try to piece together what might come to be.Fortunately, visionary minds exist today in the fields of economics and manufacturing,... read more...

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  • Director: Marie K. Lee
    Next Meeting:
    03/12/2015 (All day) - 03/13/2015 (All day)
    Leading Topics:

    Operational Improvement
    Finance Productivity
    Professional Development and Training
    Strategy and Planning