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Manufacturing Outlook Blog

While total new orders for long-lasting durable goods fell by 0.5 percent in April, this was partially due to a 2.5 percent contraction in new orders for transportation equipment.  Excluding the volatile transportation category, durables demand rose by a healthy 0.5 percent. ... read more...
Last week, I had the pleasure of sharing the stage at the 2015 MAPI Executive Summit with Park Industries EVP/COO Joan Schatz and Astec President Malcolm Swanson. During our panel discussion about investing in manufacturing’s future, we shared best practices with a group of 175... read more...
Anybody who was hoping for a cheerful spring revival in the U.S. manufacturing sector had to have been disappointed by the April report on industrial production. Total industrial production, which consists of manufacturing, mines, and utilities, fell by 0.3%, the fifth... read more...
In our recent paper Why Is Capital Investment Consistently Weak in the U.S. Economy?, my co-author Tom Duesterberg, executive director of the Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century program at the Aspen Institute, and I review the trend in investment since 2000. It is... read more...

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Council Spotlight

  • Director: Maria Negron Kneib
    Next Meeting:
    09/10/2015 (All day) - 09/11/2015 (All day)
    Leading Topics:

    Corporate Social Responsibility
    Environmental Management