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Future of the industrial real estate market - Deloitte Insights
A convergence of factors is reshaping the industrial real estate sector, creating headwinds and uncertainty. Learn what they are, along with steps market leaders can take to help anticipate and adapt to new conditions.  
industrial-real-estate  market-reports  economic-forecast  corporate-real-estate  Around-the-web  this-week-455-top 
11 days ago by areadevelopment
22nd CEO Survey: Industrial manufacturing trends 2019 - PwC
External conditions pose questions. Could technology be the answer? Part of PwC’s 22nd CEO Survey trends series.
economic-forecast  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-452  manufacturing  industrial-sector 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
CFO Signals™: Anticipating a Slowdown but Not a Recession - Deloitte US
Despite strong assessments of the current North American economy, CFOs’ expectations for the North American, European, and Chinese economies remain among their lowest levels in the last two years.
CFO  executive-surveys  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-451 
11 weeks ago by areadevelopment
2018 Q4 Global CFO Signals - Deloitte US
In the seven surveys reporting in this quarterly round-up, we gain insight into the concerns facing may CFOs as they headed into the new year.
CFO  executive-surveys  economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-448 
february 2019 by areadevelopment
​4 Trends Shaping Industry 4.0 in 2019 - BDO
While on the surface, the forces shaping 2019 present a mixed bag for manufacturers eager to start or ramp up their Industry 4.0 plans. The reality is that the reduced corporate tax rate, strong economic fundamentals and high demand for their products means that manufacturers are well positioned to make long term investments in Industry 4.0 strategies and technologies.
economic-forecast  asset-management  industry4.0  global-supply-chain  block-chain  trade-agreements  china  government-policy  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-448  this-week-448-new-top 
february 2019 by areadevelopment
Tax Reform, Trade Turbulence and More: 5 Real Estate & Construction Predictions for 2019 - BDO
Marked by turbulent trade conditions, a shifting retail landscape, continued fallout over tax reform and the accelerated growth of coworking companies, 2018 has been an eventful year for the real estate and construction industries.
commercial-real-estate  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  opportunity-zones  office-market  co-working-space  this-week-447 
january 2019 by areadevelopment
CFO Signals: Tariff and Gridlock Expectations Stoke Recession Fears - Deloitte US
This quarter’s findings show that CFOs’ views are heavily influenced by their perceptions of election outcomes.
CFO  economic-forecast  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-446 
january 2019 by areadevelopment
The savviest will succeed in potential pause year for industrial real estate - JLL
Slowing economy in 2019 means new opportunities—but only for the street-smart armed with the right data; Record-low unemployment and labor shortages are keeping many companies from adding capacity to support further growth.
economic-forecast  industrial-real-estate  market-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-445 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
Technology’s Balancing Act: 10 Tech Predictions for 2019 - BDO
Over the past year, U.S. tech companies have been at the center of attention on a national and global stage—at the receiving end of a dizzying array of political, economic, and social changes.
Around-the-web  high-tech  china  economic-forecast  industry-reports 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
CFO Signals: Fading Optimism, Led by Trade, Tariffs, and Talent Concerns - Deloitte US
This quarter, CFO optimism, while still strong, appears to be on the retreat, amid concerns around global trade and the evolving challenge to both identify finance talent and equip teams with the analytical skills they need.
economic-forecast  executive-surveys  CFO  Around-the-web  this-week-438 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Commercial Real Estate Outlook 2019 - Deloitte US
New business models and competition, extensive use of technology, and changing tenant and investor expectations are redefining the commercial real estate (CRE) industry. As investors increasingly favor newer business models and the tech-enabled ecosystem, companies in the commercial real estate industry will have to realign business priorities and adapt to new demands. The most agile will win away customers and top talent—along with investment dollars.
market-reports  economic-forecast  commercial-real-estate  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-438-top 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
US Economic Forecast Q3 2018 - Deloitte Insights
New tariffs have economists revisiting their old textbooks—and are leaving companies uncertain whether to begin rebuilding their supply chains. Our forecast sees a higher possibility of recession—though it’s still unlikely.
economic-forecast  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-436 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
US Economic Forecast Q2 2018 - Deloitte Insights
Shifting baselines make forecasting more challenging than ever: If normal keeps changing, can anyone confidently predict a return to normalcy? But the U.S. economy is massive—and nowhere near as volatile as headlines might suggest.
this-week-429  Around-the-web  economic-forecast 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
CFO Signals 2018 Q1: Sentiment swells in wake of US tax and spending bills- Deloitte US
So what are US policy changes and skyrocketing optimism leading companies to do next? To help answer this question, this quarter's survey explores the changes companies are making in response to new US tax law.
executive-surveys  economic-forecast  CFO  Around-the-web  this-week-426-top 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Germany still attractive for US companies - Roland Berger
Both American companies in Germany and German companies in the US are upbeat about current business development. According to the findings of AmCham Germany's Transatlantic Business Barometer 2018, this trend is set to continue in the years ahead. Both countries have room for improvement on a number of counts – on labor costs in Germany and stable, reliable policies in the US, for example.
FDI  fdi-USA  germany  executive-surveys  economic-forecast  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-422  sfp-insider-10-26-2018 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Moderate Manufacturing Outlook Amidst an Improving Global Picture - MAPI Foundation
In spite of two devastating hurricanes, U.S. economic growth has accelerated in recent months. U.S. GDP growth has averaged 3.1% in the second and third quarters of 2017, up from a 2% average over the prior four quarters. There has been a significant acceleration in the pace of business equipment spending growth since the early months of 2017, a potential sign of an increase in business confidence.
economic-analysis  economic-indicator-reports  economic-forecast  u.s.-manufacturing  manufacturing  industry-organizations 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Commercial Real Estate Outlook 2018 - Deloitte US
How can real estate executives adapt their business models to keep up with the evolution of their ecosystem? Here are four priority areas for 2018 that may help them bridge the gaps while maximizing value and growth.
corporate-real-estate  executive-leadership  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-407 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
CFO signals: Geopolitical threats and political turmoil dampen sentiment - Deloitte US
While this quarter's assessments of North America's current economic health remain strong (and near their survey highs), CFOs' assessments of the economy's trajectory faltered. Accordingly, CFOs' perceptions of their own companies' prospects declined, and year-over-year expectations for earnings and capital investment both declined.
economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports  CFO  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-397 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
US Economic Forecast Q3 2017 - Deloitte University Press
Don’t pay much attention to front-page headlines: Back in the newspaper’s business section, fundamentals remain solid, and those are what drive corporate investment—and US economic growth. That said, a few storm clouds loom, as always, and the recent hurricanes’ impact on the US economy is as yet unclear.
economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  this-week-397  Around-the-web 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
US Economic Forecast Q2 2017 - Deloitte University Press
However much we’re urged these days to embrace unpredictability, every decision maker in business craves certainty. And lately, volatile headlines have made it difficult to plan ahead. But notwithstanding promised changes to taxes and more, the US economy will likely stay more or less on track.
economic-analysis  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-390 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
Making it in Mississippi: Manufacturing growing in the Magnolia State -
Jay Moon, the president of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, said “Made in Mississippi” is making a comeback of sorts.
regional-reports  industry-organizations  u.s.-manufacturing  mississippi  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-385 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Industrial Insights: A Quarterly Summary for the Industrial Products Sector - PwC
Summary of accounting and financial reporting hot topics impacting the Industrial Products sector covers M&A activity, The new administration’s proposal on tax reform, SAB 74 disclosures, revenue recognition, pension cost reporting, and more.
economic-forecast  lease-accounting  mergers-acquisitions  economic-analysis  CFO  Around-the-web  this-week-383 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Q1 2017 CFO Signals: Survey executives sentiment large company sentiment high - Deloitte US
Overall, the 2017 Q1 North American CFO Signals survey indicates respondents’ collective outlook has improved significantly since last quarter, with CFOs voicing high hopes for lower taxes, a more business-friendly regulatory environment, and better economic growth. But the past few months have also done little to reduce concerns about policy uncertainty—especially around trade and taxes.
executive-surveys  CFO  Around-the-web  this-week-381  economic-forecast 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
US Economic Forecast Q1 2017 - Deloitte University Press
With a new US administration discussing shifts on trade, taxes, and regulations, it’s almost certain that economic conditions for businesses will change in the upcoming months. But it’s hard for CEOs to make key decisions until new policies begin to take shape.
economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-380 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Global Economic Outlook Q1 2017 - Deloitte University Press
As 2017 begins, the global economic environment is characterized by new political realities. In the United States, there is a new president with new ideas and goals. In Europe, growth and inflation have begun to accelerate, yet unemployment remains stubbornly high. In Asia, growth is stabilizing, but risks are piling up in the form of higher debt and rising trade tensions.
economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-379 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
The Five Top Trends for Data Centers in 2017 - JLL
Last year, the data center market saw big deals from major players, new economic and regulatory policy, and the wild card that is strategic cloud adoption. These factors are changing the rules of the game—from pricing models to location selection tactics, and everything in between.

Over the next 12 months, we expect to see user demand for smart data center solutions continue to climb, while operators will feel the heat to deliver more data, faster and more flexibly than ever before.
market-reports  industry-reports  data-centers  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-374-top 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Risks and opportunities in 2017 - PwC Industrial Insights
Unlike tax and regulatory reform where the broader business community feels change, trade policy could result in a greater debate between potential winners and losers.
economic-forecast  u.s.-manufacturing  government-policy  free-trade-agreements  corporate-tax-reform  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-374 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
US Macro Forecast - January 2017 - Cushman & Wakefield
The outlook for the U.S. economy over the next few years remains positive. Although headwinds have come, gone, and come again, the major force driving growth—the consumer—is still gaining momentum. Of course, we are ushering in a new era of fiscal and monetary policy and that will continue to generate uncertainty.
Around-the-web  this-week-374  economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  corporate-real-estate 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
2016 Q3 Global CFO Signals - Deloitte
The multiple geopolitical risks facing companies were felt throughout North America this quarter. Still, while net optimism1of +19.7 is down from last quarter’s +30.0 (which came after a dismal +1.7 in the first quarter), it continues to indicate considerable strength. North American CFOs’ assessments of the their economy’s future performance, however, were well below their longer term average, and their perceptions of Europe’s economy—already weak before the Brexit vote—fell sharply for both its current state and its trajectory.
CFO  executive-surveys  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-370 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
US Economic Forecast Q3 2016 - Deloitte University Press
Notwithstanding high consumer confidence and employers’ willingness to hire, GDP growth has remained sluggish; goods have lagged even as services have stayed strong. But don’t blame election-year uncertainty for the weakness.
economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-365 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
What’s keeping CFOs awake in 2016? - CFO Insights - Deloitte
In this edition of CFO Insights, we share 10 current concerns that illustrate the breadth of CFOs’ current challenges.
CFO  Around-the-web  economic-forecast  asset-management  capital-access  this-week-363 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
2016 Q2 CFO Signals: Less concern about capital markets; more concern about oil and politics - Deloitte
CFOs’ assessments of the North American economy are only slightly better this quarter. But equity markets and consumer confidence have improved substantially, and this seems to have fueled a reversal in several of last quarter’s downward trends.
CFO  executive-surveys  economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports  Around-the-web  economic-analysis  this-week-361  this-week-362 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
US Economic Forecast, Q2 2016 - Deloitte University Press
Notwithstanding chatter on cable TV, today's US economy is comparatively stable and borderline dull. Yes, volatility threatens in Europe and China, and the presidential election is raising temperatures, but we expect the gradual upturn to continue, hampered by nagging slow productivity growth.
economic-analysis  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-356 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
US Macro Forecast - Cushman & Wakefield
Yet again a new year started off with significant market turbulence. We’ve seen first quarter dips in economic activity for the last several years, and none of them have amounted to anything more than a temporary blip. For 2016, worries about China and oil prices caused stock markets around the world to stumble, leaving the Dow Jones and S&P 500 both nearly 9% lower at the end of January 2016 than they were late last year.
this-week-341  economic-forecast  economic-analysis  commercial-real-estate  Around-the-web 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
PNC POV Three Ups, Three Downs for U.S. Economy in 2016 - PNC Bank
While lower gas prices and a stronger U.S. dollar may sound like good news, PNC’s chief economist explains the potential downsides. These are among the ups and downs in what is expected to be a year of moderate economic growth.
economic-analysis  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-340 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Global Economic Outlook, Q1 2016 - Deloitte University Press
In the first-quarter edition of Global Economic Outlook, our far-flung economists examine the global economic environment and offer their thoughts on the current situation and the likely future path.
economic-analysis  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-339 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Energy Industry Anticipates a Rocky 2016 - BDO 2016 Energy Outlook
The U.S. oil and gas industry experienced extraordinary stress throughout 2015 as oil prices fell by nearly 70 percent from their June 2014 levels. But according to BDO’s 2016 Energy Outlook Survey, energy CFOs are expecting still more difficult times ahead.
industry-reports  economic-forecast  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  energy  this-week-339 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
2016 Outlook: A Year of Growth - PNC's Corporate & Institutional Banking group
We think 2016 will actually show growth very similar to 2015. Some of the positives include consumer spending aided by higher income and wages and low gas prices, housing and other types of construction spending.
And we think state and local and even the federal government that recently passed a budget will add a little bit of economic stimulus.
capital-access  economic-indicator-reports  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-339 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Technology and talent: Key takeaways from PwC’s CEO Survey - PwC Industrial Insights Blog
78 percent of US CEOs, and 61 percent of CEOs globally, are either extremely or somewhat concerned with the rapid pace of technology change. Additionally, 72 percent of CEOs globally shared that the availability of key skills is also posing a threat. And, most US CEOs (65 percent) say they are changing how they develop their leadership pipeline, knowing the next generation of leaders will need to be comfortable with new technologies.
executive-surveys  economic-indicator-reports  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-338  sfp-insider-123 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
The top economic issues in 2016 - Brookings Institution
Ted Gayer, vice president and director of Economic Studies at Brookings and the Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow, looks at the top economic issues in the upcoming year.
this-week-337  Around-the-web  Matt  government-policy  economic-analysis  economic-forecast  economy 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
CFO Signals: Betting on North America despite 2016 concerns - Deloitte US
This quarter’s survey focuses on CFOs’ business outlook for 2016, and there does seem to be considerable optimism in their expectations and plans. Overall, there seems to be a belief among many that North America (and the US in particular) can continue to shoulder the burden of economic growth again in 2016—despite interest rate increases and a US presidential election that appears already on many of their minds.
CFO  executive-surveys  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-336  sfp-insider-123 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Economic Conditions Snapshot, December 2015: McKinsey Global Survey results - McKinsey & Company
Growing shares of executives say geopolitical instability is a risk to both global and domestic growth. At the same time, their views on overall conditions have improved notably—but remain tempered on China’s prospects.
economic-forecast  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-335  sfp-insider-123 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Roundtable: What’s to come in 2016 for real estate and construction? - BDO
As we approach the new year, we sat down for a broad discussion with our real estate and construction leaders to discuss the many trends and issues in the industry that captured our attention this year, and reveal expectations for the year ahead.
real-estate-market-reports  Around-the-web  economic-forecast  economic-analysis  this-week-335 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
US Economic Forecast - Deloitte University Press
As Europe and China show continued weakness and uncertainty, the US economy appears strong—though, as always, outside events and internal conflict may intervene. The big question is whether the pace of productivity will pick up.
Around-the-web  this-week-335  economic-forecast 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
United States Industrial Outlook - Q3 2015 - JLL
Vacancy in the third quarter has reached 6.7 percent, a full 100 basis points below the low-point of the last market expansionary period and also a 14-year low. Average warehouse asking rents also now exceed last cycle's peak by 3.0 percent. Net absorption has continued to outpace construction completions since 2010, and 2015 will mark a continuation of this trend; in the first nine months of the year, net absorption surpassed new construction deliveries by 31.0 million square feet.
commercial-real-estate  industrial-real-estate  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-334 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
U.S. Industrial Outlook: Growth Will Be Moderate but Accelerate Through 2018 - MAPI
Strong employment growth is creating new income growth and a solid base of consumer spending. We predict manufacturing production will increase 2.6% in 2016, 3.0% in 2017, and 2.8% in 2018. Any output gap from the 2008-2009 recession will have closed by 2019 and manufacturing growth will slow down to potential.
industry-organizations  economic-forecast  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-333 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
CBRE Economist Predicts the U.S. Real Estate Market Will Stay the Course in the Coming Year - NREI
NREI recently talked with Richard Barkham, Ph.D., executive director and global chief economist at commercial real estate services firm CBRE to discuss what lies ahead for the U.S. commercial real estate market in 2016.
commercial-real-estate  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-332 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Economic Forecast: Strong Consumer Demand Driven by Job Gains - MAPI
Strong consumer demand driven by job growth should lead to increased manufacturing production through 2017, according to a new forecast.
economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  u.s.-manufacturing  industry-organizations  this-week-332  Around-the-web 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
2015 Q3 Global CFO Signals - Standing solid on rocky ground - Deloitte
While CFOs globally are often focused on their own countries’ economy, government, and regulations, many seem to share common concerns in this edition of Global CFO Signals—commodities, currencies, and China. Still, many CFOs remain committed to growth agendas, while at the same time keeping an eye on costs.
CFO  economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-331 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
US manufacturers are less optimistic but still spending (on some things) - PwC
Manufacturers still think prospects for the domestic economy are good, but there’s too much uncertainty to charge ahead on spending. So most manufacturers have cut way back on their plans for new hiring, but are continuing to spend on capital improvements and operations.
economic-forecast  executive-surveys  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-327 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
The Challenge of Shared Prosperity - U.S. Competitiveness - Harvard Business School
In the 2015 survey on U.S. competitiveness, HBS alumni weigh in on the current state and future trajectory of U.S. competitiveness as well as the structural strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. business environment. In addition, alumni delve deeper into two aspects of competitiveness: the health of entrepreneurship in the U.S. and business leaders’ views on shared prosperity.
competitiveness  small-business  business-climate  economic-forecast  executive-surveys  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-326  sfp-insider-123 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
New ULI Semi-Annual Forecast for Real Estate Market Less Bullish, But Still Foresees Continued Economic Expansion Through 2017 - Urban Land Institute
Industrial/warehouse availability rates are expected to continue to decline in 2015 and 2016, with year-end vacancy rates at 9.7 percent and 9.5 percent, respectively, and remain steady in 2017 at 9.5 percent.
industrial-real-estate  commercial-real-estate  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  industry-organizations  this-week-324 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
PwC’s CEO Survey – Industrial products CEOs see the future; how will their tax departments respond?
CEOs are aware that future trends can shape business opportunities, competitiveness, and brands. In response, many have expanded their global footprints while adjusting their business models and operations. Our 18th Annual Global CEO Survey reveals that future trends also are adding clear pressure points for the tax function. Accordingly, industrial products and services companies that are implementing strategies to adapt to the future business environment should consider how tax may be affected and incorporated into their planning.
executive-surveys  CEO  economic-indicator-reports  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-324 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
US Economic Forecast - Deloitte University Press
Many US pundits are too anxious about recent news pertaining to the European and Chinese economies. But economic conditions abroad would need to deteriorate significantly before they would compromise growth in the United States.
economic-forecast  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-324 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
U.S. Industrial Outlook, September 2015 - MAPI: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation
Manufacturing industrial production rose at a 1.2% annual rate in the second quarter of 2015—a meager recovery from the weather-depressed 0.7% decline in the first quarter. On a month-to-month basis, manufacturing production grew 0.3% in April and 0.1% in May, fell 0.3% in June, and surged 0.8% in July. The strong growth in July was relatively widespread among industries, led by motor vehicles and parts production with a 10.6% increase.
u.s.-manufacturing  economic-analysis  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-322 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Capitalizing on disruptive megatrends: Industrial manufacturing findings from PwC’s global CEO survey - PwC Industrial Insights
Manufacturing CEOs are slightly more pessimistic about the economic outlook than other CEOs, but are less worried about the prospect of major disruptions to their industry. They’re focusing in particular on digital technologies to create value in new ways and developing diverse partnerships.
executive-surveys  economic-forecast  economic-analysis  manufacturing  this-week-318  Around-the-web 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Global Economic Outlook, Q3 2015: United States - Deloitte University Press
For the second year in a row, the first-quarter GDP estimate for the United States indicated a contracting economy—a fact that many economists find disconcerting, since during the same period, employment growth remained strong and wage growth finally started to pick up. The focus is now on whether the GDP accounting needs improvements.
economic-analysis  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-316 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
McGladrey Survey: U.S. Market Is Attracting Strong Global Competition - McGladrey
Three in four global manufacturing and distribution executives expect profits to increase, and the sector is projecting an average growth rate of 10 percent over the next 12 months, according to an annual survey gauging middle market sentiment conducted by McGladrey LLP, the nation’s leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market.
executive-surveys  manufacturing  logistics  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-316  sfp-insider-123 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
2015 report on America’s economic engine - Deloitte
While US mid-market executives’ confidence in the economy remains high, their companies are moderating investments and making deliberate tactical adjustments to help drive success.
economic-analysis  economic-forecast  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-315  sfp-insider-123 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
CFO Signals: Despite volatility, optimism for US economy - Deloitte US
Last quarter’s survey suggested large-company CFOs believed the US economy was finally on a strong growth path. Despite voicing concerns about the durability of the global economic recovery and geopolitical disruptors, their tenor entering 2015 clearly reflected rising optimism and confidence.

Since then, the US economy has strengthened. But with the economic struggles of Europe and China intensified, will CFOs’ optimism decline?
CFO  executive-surveys  economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-306  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Economic Growth to Continue Throughout 2015 - ISM
Economic growth is expected to continue in the United States throughout the remainder of 2015, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in their Spring 2015 Semiannual Economic Forecast.
executive-surveys  economic-forecast  this-week-304  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Global Economic Outlook, Q2 2015: United States - Deloitte University Press
Although 2014 ended with a moderate rate of growth, the United States is well positioned for a stronger 2015. However, the economic trends shaping this year will create counterbalancing impacts.
economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  unemployment-statistics  this-week-303  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Made Here: Manufacturing insights and outlook - Bank of the West
Economic data shows that the U.S. manufacturing sector is experiencing healthy growth and is in an excellent position to win against overseas competitors. In addition, Bank of the West small- and medium-size manufacturing clients believe that being close to the U.S. customer is a powerful competitive advantage that is likely to intensify as customers are demanding more responsive service, more customization, and faster delivery.
economic-indicator-reports  economic-forecast  u.s.-manufacturing  competitiveness  executive-surveys  this-week-302  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Strong Outlook for Real Estate in ULI Consensus Forecast - Urban Land Magazine
The ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast, issued biannually, which surveys 46 economists and analysts, predicts strong demand and value for real estate for the next three years. Survey participants are predicting three more years of fairly favorable real estate conditions in the U.S.
economic-forecast  executive-surveys  corporate-real-estate-news  this-week-301  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Surges in Bright U.S. Economy - Automation World
Though leading indicators are beginning to trend lower, the U.S. economy continues to shine. Develop aggressive strategies for growth, and invest in process, equipment and people to meet increasing demand.
u.s.-manufacturing  economic-analysis  economic-forecast  this-week-298  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
US Economic Forecast: Volume 3 Issue 1 - Deloitte University Press
The fall in oil prices is very important for the US economy. However, other factors will moderate the oil price impact, including a rising dollar, falling US exports, and increasing risk in Europe.
economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  this-week-298  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
2014 Q4 Global CFO Signals - Deloitte
Going into 2015, CFOs globally appear upbeat, if restrained. In the Q4 edition of Global CFO Signals, CFOs’ optimism about their own companies’ prospects remains positive in all but one of the 11 surveys featured.
executive-surveys  economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports  CFO  Deloitte-Consulting  this-week-292  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
The U.S. in 2015: A Cautiously Optimistic Recovery - Knowledge@Wharton
Economic conditions in the U.S. have clearly improved since the dark days of the Great Recession. The economy grew nicely in 2014, unemployment fell, home prices rose and stocks racked up another fine year. Even bonds did well, surprisingly. But can it continue?
economic-analysis  economic-forecast  this-week-290  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Leading in extraordinary times, the 2015 US CEO Survey - PwC
The world’s CEOs are looking to the US for business growth in 2015. For the first time in five years in PwC’s Annual Global CEO Survey, more business leaders rate the US as their most important market for overseas growth ahead of all others, including China’s.As the US recovery gains traction, it is gaining more adherents. Challenges remain, yet key measures of US economic health are improving. Business hopes are building that the American consumer market will start firing on more than one piston in 2015. PwC projects US GDP growth of 3.2% this year.
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january 2015 by areadevelopment
Economic Sentiment Rises among U.S. Industrial Manufacturers, According to PwC’s Q4 Manufacturing Barometer
Aiming to fill the skill gap, majority of respondents plan to hire new workers Concerns regarding legislative/regulatory pressures drop
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january 2015 by areadevelopment
2015 Industry Perspectives - Strategy&
Our annual collection of industry perspectives addresses major trends, challenges, and opportunities for companies to consider in 2015 and beyond. Our experts developed their views from industry discussions, observations of shifting market dynamics, and skilled analysis of data in the sectors that Strategy& serves.
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january 2015 by areadevelopment
How can US manufacturing gain momentum in 2015? - The Strategic Sourceror
91 percent of executives at U.S. manufacturing firms are concerned about how supply disruptions will impact factory production. Geopolitical shifts, global conflicts and lesser obstacles can be predicted, but the accuracy of estimations are only so strong. These considerations are supporting cases for reshoring, as procurement officers would like to benefit from a shorter supply chain that isn't so asset-heavy.
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january 2015 by areadevelopment
The 2015 Economic State Of The Union: Get Ready For The Next Debt Crisis - Manufacturing & Technology News
My basement is full of 30-plus-year-old reports with titles like "America at the Crossroads," "America's Two-Minute Warning," and "America's Competitive Crisis." These reports and hundreds more were written at the national, state and city levels by America's top business, labor and academic leaders in the 1980s. Their warnings of lower U.S. living standards -- the reality that America now faces -- received tremendous attention at the time but, in the end, were ignored.
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january 2015 by areadevelopment
2015 Manufacturing Predictions - IndustryWeek
Mike Opal, Sr. Evangelist Global Cloud Alliances; Kevin Howard, Sr. Packaging Engineer/Consultant, Packnomics, LLC; Dr. David Simchi-Levi, Co-Director, Leaders for Global Operations, MIT; Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP; Jim Lawton, CMO, Rethink Robotics; Thomas Trappler; Sr. IT Commodity Manager, University of California, David J. (Joe) Armstrong, Principal, Inventory Curve, LLC
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january 2015 by areadevelopment
CFO Signals 2014 Q4 - Deloitte US
Despite lingering concerns about the potential frailty of the global economic recovery, growing worries about geopolitical disruptors, and uncertainty in the aftermath of US mid-term elections, the tenor of CFOs this quarter is clearly one of rising optimism and confidence.
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january 2015 by areadevelopment
U.S. Industrial Outlook: Widespread Growth Ahead - Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation
Need to Know: (1) Manufacturing production is forecast to grow 3.5% in 2015, 3.9% in 2016, and 3.1% in 2017. (2) Job gains are the core driver of economic growth. (3) Investment growth drivers include natural gas infrastructure, the housing supply chain, transportation infrastructure, factory automation, medical care expansion, and increasing confidence.
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december 2014 by areadevelopment
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