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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 
6 weeks ago 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 
10 weeks ago 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
U.S. Small-Business Owners' Optimism at Record High - Gallup
U.S. small-business owners are more optimistic now than at any point in the 15-year history of the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index. In the latest quarterly survey, which measures small-business owners' attitudes about a wide variety of factors affecting their businesses, the overall index score is +118. This is higher than prior 2018 measures -- with Quarter 2, 2018, at +106 and Quarter 1 at +107. The index now sits just above the record-high +114 from 2006.
small-business  economic-indicator-reports  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-433 
august 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
The Future of American Manufacturing - Popular Mechanics
For this special report, we surveyed 26 of the largest manufacturers in the country—and a few smaller ones, because their perspective is important—for their thoughts, concerns, and predictions. Their answers to 11 big questions tell us a lot about what lies ahead.
Around-the-web  this-week-426  automotive-industry  u.s.-manufacturing  executive-surveys 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
The shape of things to come: How manufacturers are leveraging technology to gain an edge - Industrial Insights - PwC
Technology has always been a key lever to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness.  With the dazzling array of emerging technology entering the market, we set out in our 2nd Global Digital Operations Survey to understand more about what technologies are being implemented and why. In essence, how is industry leveraging technology to gain an edge today, tomorrow, and in the future?
advanced-manufacturing  industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-426  executive-surveys  internet-of-things  automation 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
State Corporate Income Tax: E-Commerce Study 2018 - Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting
Multistate companies increasingly sell purely electronic products and services to customers all over the country but have a physical footprint limited to one or two states. In fall 2017, Thomson Reuters sent a survey to state taxing agencies asking how these “pure e-commerce transactions” affect nexus and apportionment for state corporate income tax purposes. Thomson Reuters experts Rebecca Newton-Clarke and Emily Porter have analyzed these survey results and created a detailed study based on their findings. Read on for a look at the results.
taxes-incentives  corporate-tax  e-commmerce  sales-tax  Around-the-web  executive-surveys  this-week-425 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
CB Insights State of Innovation Report
CB Insights surveyed 677 strategy leaders to discover how top companies: Organize their people and processes to fuel innovation; Create and sustain a culture of innovation; Manage and measure 
innovation to ensure success.
innovation  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-424 
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
Survey: Economists' Outlook Is Sunny But Not Due To Tax Cuts - Maufacturing.net
Nearly two-thirds of respondents in the latest survey by the National Association for Business Economics say President Donald Trump's tax cuts, which were promoted as likely to spur hiring and investment, haven't affected their plans.
executive-surveys  economic-indicator-reports  corporate-tax-reform  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-422 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
CFO Optimism About U.S. Economy Rises to Record After Tax Cuts - Bloomberg
A measure of CFOs’ sentiment about the U.S. economy rose 2.6 points to a reading of 71.2 in the first quarter, the highest level since the survey began in 1996, according to a quarterly report Wednesday from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and CFO Magazine. Two-thirds of executives said that corporate tax reform is helping their firms, with 36 percent describing the overall benefit as medium or large.
CFO  executive-surveys  economic-indicator-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-418  insider-4-12-2018 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Smart trucks are going to need smarter roads…and smarter workers - PwC Industrial Insights
as it turns out, better AI isn’t necessarily top-of-mind for businesses assessing the potential benefits of autonomous vehicles. While 69% of respondents in a survey by PwC and the Manufacturing Institute said technological immaturity was the biggest barrier to adoption of autonomous trucks, that’s not where they see the biggest need for investment in the space. Instead, more businesses who participated in our study (64%) would like to see increased funding for smart infrastructure than greater investment in AI, sensors, or vehicle-to-vehicle communications.
automotive-industry  autonomous-vehicles  infrastructure  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  logistics  freight-logistics  trucking  this-week-414 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Impacts of New Tax Law Still Fuzzy - CFO
More than two-thirds (71%) of participants said they believe that companies located in high-tax states face the risk of talented employees leaving to seek employment in states where the tax burden is lighter. The list of highest-taxed states includes several that are teeming with corporate headquarters, such as California, New Jersey, and New York.
executive-surveys  corporate-tax-reform  Around-the-web  this-week-413 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
The Industry 4.0 manufacturing revolution - Deloitte Insights
Today, a fourth industrial revolution is transforming economies, jobs, and even society itself. Under the broad title Industry 4.0, many physical and digital technologies are combining through analytics, artificial intelligence, cognitive technologies, and the Internet of Things (IoT) to create digital enterprises that are both interconnected and capable of more informed decision-making. Digital enterprises can communicate, analyze, and use data to drive intelligent action in the physical world. In short, this revolution is embedding smart, connected technology not only within organizations, but also our daily lives. 

So how prepared are organizations and leaders to embrace this revolution?
industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-413  executive-surveys  executive-leadership 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
US Capital Confidence Barometer - EY
Virtually all of the US companies represented in our 17th semiannual Capital Confidence Barometer said they engage in regular portfolio reviews – nearly half do so annually – indicating that companies are employing every tool at their disposal, from divestment to cross-sector partnerships, to stay competitive in these relentlessly disruptive markets. Moreover, for the largest companies, M&A remains front and center: three-fourths of companies with revenue of US$5 billion or more are planning deals.
m&a  capital-access  economic-indicator-reports  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  economic-analysis  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Women Matter: Ten years of insights on gender diversity - McKinsey & Company
A decade into our research, we highlight key findings—and invite 16 global leaders to look at how to increase gender diversity in corporations and imagine the inclusive company of the future.
Around-the-web  women-in-manufacturing  executive-surveys  executive-leadership  this-week-398-top  insider-8-23-2018 
october 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
2017 Q1 Global CFO Signals - Deloitte US
North American CFOs also indicate a strong bias toward revenue growth over cost reduction (60 percent vs. 18 percent) and investing cash over returning it (59 percent vs. 15 percent).
economic-indicator-reports  economic-analysis  CFO  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-386 
may 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 manufacturers view tax reform with growing optimism - PwC Industrial Insights
It would be hard to find an industrial products CEO who was not enthusiastic about the prospect of a lower headline tax rate. Many of the CEOs also express enthusiasm for the new approach to border taxes laid out in the House Republican Blueprint.
executive-surveys  corporate-tax-reform  Around-the-web  this-week-380  government-policy  u.s.-manufacturing 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Trump Talk Casts Cloud Over Optimistic Growth Prospects - 2017 BDO Technology Outlook Survey
The president’s surprising victory in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and vocal support for “America First” trade and immigration policies are colliding with increasingly stringent data privacy laws to cast a cloud of uncertainty over the sector. Despite these unexpected circumstances—and the surprises 2017 may yet have in store—technology executives are optimistic about growth prospects in 2017, the 2017 BDO Technology Outlook Survey reveals.  
high-tech  Around-the-web  this-week-379  executive-surveys 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
20 years inside the mind of the CEO...What’s on the mind of 1,379 CEOs around the world? -PwC US
Over-regulation and skills shortages are also high on their worry lists, and apprehensions about the speed of technological change have mounted most over the past few years. Indeed, one key feature of the current environment is just how hard it is to read; a single event could trigger a need for wholesale strategic changes. Yet despite these concerns, CEOs have become surprisingly optimistic.
executive-surveys  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-375 
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
Gleaning insights from senior tax executives in the midst of unprecedented change
Our learnings from several years of hosting our senior tax executive forum for industrial products and services clients have been invaluable ̶ not only for our clients, but also for broadening our own perspectives.
The overarching theme of the recent client forum was the potential impact on US tax policy of the 2016 election. The theme served as a framework for discussing critical issues affecting tax in the context of adapting to change and managing risk. These sub-themes were interwoven through a series of dynamic panels, of which I’ll share a few of the highlights:
Around-the-web  government-policy  executive-surveys  economic-analysis  corporate-tax-reform  this-week-370 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Supply Chain Strategies For A Post-Global World - Forbes
In the United States for instance, three times as many survey respondents said they were adding supply chain jobs than eliminating them.
supply-chain  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-369  business-globalization 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
CFO Signals™: Tenor of worldwide geopolitics creating concerns - Deloitte US
CFOs have faced a barrage of domestic and global developments that have understandably led to decidedly mixed assessments this quarter. Findings suggest all eyes are on the US elections, with the vast majority of CFOs expecting the outcome to substantially impact their company’s future performance.
CFO  executive-surveys  economic-indicator-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-365 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Is the Transportation & Logistics sector going digital too slowly? -Industrial Insights - pwc
A digital transformation is now underway in the transportation and logistics (T&L) sector. However, T&L companies are not moving as fast as others in related industries. In our interviews with 186 senior executives in 26 countries, only 28% say they’ve reached an advanced level of digitization.
logistics  transportation-industry  industry-reports  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-362 
august 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
Navigating through uncertainty… Industrial manufacturers hunker down in slower growth environment - PwC Industrial Insights Blog
Economic sentiment remained largely status quo in our second quarter Manufacturing Barometer survey, as industrial manufacturers continued to adjust to a more difficult macro-economic climate globally. A heightened sense of caution has led to a generally conservative approach to hiring, capital spending, and geographic expansion as management teams monitor business activity and seek to preserve liquidity.
STUDIES  economic-indicator-reports  economic-analysis  executive-surveys  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-357 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
The smart factory is only as smart as its workers - Industrial Insights - PwC
While companies are wise to be on the look-out for disruption, there’s another, more human, side to disruption: what it all means for America’s worker.
workforce-development  skilled-labor  advanced-manufacturing  labor-costs  skills-gap  u.s.-manufacturing  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-355 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Time to Accelerate in the Race Toward Industry 4.0 - bcg.perspectives - The Boston Consulting Group
Our study demonstrates that companies in two leading industrial nations have set high ambitions for Industry 4.0 but will need to accelerate their efforts to implement these technological advances and achieve their goals.
industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-353  internet-of-things  3D-printing  robotics-manufacturing  executive-surveys 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
3D Printing and the ‘flattening” of manufacturing - PwC Industrial Insights
3D printing may not only be the answer to highly specialized, low-number lot production. It may also be on the cusp of competing with conventional manufacturing. Indeed, more manufacturers (52%) expect 3D printing to be used for high-volume production in the next 3 to 5 years, compared to two years ago (38%).
3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  scaling-production  research-commercialization  Around-the-web  this-week-349  executive-surveys 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Global manufacturing competitiveness index - Deloitte US
The 2016 Global manufacturing competitiveness index reveals country rankings and competitiveness drivers through a survey of over 500 of the world’s leading manufacturing CEOs and senior executives.
u.s.-manufacturing  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  competitiveness  Around-the-web  this-week-348  executive-surveys 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Rising Labor Costs And The Decline of Domestic Manufacturing - Inside INdiana Business
Are company executives taking into account all factors? Labor and transportation will make an overseas location look like a cost-effective solution for a manufacturer.  However, the increased direct costs including customs, duties, fees, insurance, intermodal handling, licenses and transportation, decreased productivity, and more play a major factor in costs. 
site-selection-factors  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  labor-costs  offshoring  executive-surveys  market-proximity  Around-the-web  this-week-345  sfp-insider-123 
march 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
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
U.S. Is Now the Preferred Location for New Factory Capacity to Serve U.S. Market as Interest in Reshoring Stays Strong - BCG
In Sharp Reversal from Just Two Years Ago, Almost a Third of U.S. Executives at Large Manufacturers Say They Plan to Add U.S. Production over the Next Five Years for Goods Sold in the U.S., BCG Survey Finds
reshoring  backshoring  u.s.-manufacturing  onshoring  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-333  sfp-insider-123 
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
10 Trends in Footprint Decisions - MAPI
Executives from 50+ companies were surveyed about where they’re investing now and how their footprint priorities will change over the next five years.
site-selection-factors  u.s.-manufacturing  executive-surveys  industry-organizations  business-expansion  Around-the-web  this-week-330  sfp-insider-123 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
2015 Warehouse & DC Operations Survey Results - Supply Chain 24/7
With the advance of omni-channel and e commerce, respondents are expanding facility size, experiencing an uptick in technology use, and applying more capital expenditures to outfit the added square footage - all positive signs of continued growth.
executive-surveys  logistics  supply-chain  e-commmerce  distribution-centers  warehouse-facility  Around-the-web  this-week-330  sfp-insider-123 
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
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
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
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: Declining expectations for company growth - Deloitte US
Last quarter’s survey findings suggested that, despite growing concerns about global economic health, continued geopolitical volatility, and a strong US dollar, CFOs’ sentiment and expectations were holding up fairly well—across all industries.

In many ways, conditions have improved since then. However, with concern surrounding the US economy, will CFOs’ sentiment reflect that?
executive-surveys  this-week-313  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
C-suite Demands More Productivity: How Will Corporate Real Estate Deliver? - JLL
Skyrocketing C-suite demands for productivity are creating a “pressure cooker” of expectations for corporate real estate (CRE) teams worldwide, reveals a new JLL global survey. Although the CRE function is rapidly maturing, its transformation from tactical manager to trusted advisor is far from complete.
CRE  corporate-real-estate  STUDIES  this-week-313  Around-the-web  executive-surveys  sfp-insider-123 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
3D printing (3DP) is changing manufacturing technologies and processes - PwC
Manufacturers—from small job shops to multinational industrial products firms—are crossing the threshold from tinkering with prototypes to the production of final products.
3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-311  u.s.-manufacturing  executive-surveys 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Global Manufacturing Outlook 2015: Preparing for battle - Manufacturers get ready for transformation - KPMG
While it is clear that major transformation is coming to the manufacturing sector, few manufacturers are truly transforming their business models, operating structure, or supply chain in order to survive the battle.
executive-surveys  manufacturing  research&development  advanced-manufacturing  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-308 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
2015 Best & Worst States for Business - ChiefExecutive.net
Texas and Florida hold their ground in the top two positions, while North Carolina moves up one spot to edge out Tennessee. Georgia rounds out the top 5.
business-climate  Around-the-web  state-rankings  executive-surveys  this-week-307 
may 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
Minnesota workers in short supply as manufacturers try to grow - Finance & Commerce
Manufacturing executives remain concerned about a skilled worker shortage as baby boomers retire and fewer young people pursue careers in the sector, according to an Enterprise Minnesota survey.
skilled-labor  workforce-development  u.s.-manufacturing  skills-gap  minnesota  regional-reports  executive-surveys  this-week-306  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
NFIB Survey: Taxes a Top Problem for Business - Tax Foundation
The results are always worth a look. I wouldn't recommend taking every opinion in it as gospel; business owners are but one type of contributor to the economy, and the perspectives of others are valuable in understanding the economy as well. But it has many great, long-running data series on the perspectives of business owners.
Unsurprisingly, taxes are unpopular.
corporate-tax  interest-rates  skilled-labor  labor  executive-surveys  this-week-305  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Robots are taking on more responsibility. What does this mean for manufacturing jobs? - PwC Industrial Insights Blog
Does it follow that productivity and the ability to compete mean a diminished need for human workers? At a time when many economies are still wrestling with high jobless rates, fears and concerns surrounding robots as job-killers persist. This notion of machines displacing humans is, of course, a perennial one.

The verdict may still be out. Interestingly, 77% of manufacturers said they believed robotics will create new job opportunities (e.g., to engineer robots and their operating systems) while 73% said that robots will replace workers and reduce overall workforce.
u.s.-manufacturing  executive-surveys  productivity  robotics-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  competitiveness  this-week-305  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
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
US Manufacturing Execs: Majority are Concerned About Minerals/Metals Supply - MetalMiner
According to a recent Minerals Make Life survey conducted by Edelman Berland, 80% of manufacturing C-suite executives said that they are concerned with the issue of minerals and metals supply, highlighting the role of domestic minerals and metals to manufacturing supply chains.
natural-resources  material-handling  executive-surveys  minerals  mining  supply-chain  this-week-301  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Barometer - April 2015 -PwC
Business outlook improved notably among US industrial manufacturers during the first quarter of 2015.
executive-surveys  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  this-week-300 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Downward Trend in New Facilities, Expansions - Area Development
Accustomed to the austere operating environment during the recession, companies are finding efficiencies in existing space rather than making investments in new or expanded facilities.
area-development-features  executive-surveys  matt  economic-development  site-selection 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: An Adjustment in Corporate Outlook and Planning - Area Development
Variances in factor rankings indicate that the corporate focus is now more closely associated with revenue growth — rather than cost-saving and downsizing.
executive-surveys  matt  area-development-features 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Some Anomalies in the Location Factor Rankings - Area Development
Inconsistent with our findings, skilled labor is not the primary concern of this year’s corporate respondents. We have, however, also observed a corporate “wait-and-see” attitude.
executive-surveys  area-development-features  matt  site-selection 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Functionality, Objectives, Market Considerations Play an Important Role - Area Development
Although site selection considerations vary according to the specific project, the survey results are consistent with those observed from LFM’s client base.
economic-development  site-selection  executive-surveys  matt 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Time Equals Opportunity - Area Development
The sluggish economy is providing companies with the opportunity to begin planning their next moves.
executive-surveys  matt  area-development-features  site-selection 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
11th Annual Consultants Survey: Consultants Exhibit Confidence and Increasing Project Activity - Area Development
The majority of those responding to the Consultants Survey feel the economy is already on a continuous growth track, which is reflected in the new facility and expansion plans of their clients.
area-development-features  executive-surveys  site-selection-consultants  manufacturing  matt 
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
Business leaders expect economy to heat up in 2015 - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Nearly nine of 10 respondents are optimistic for their communities’ economies in 2015— the highest proportion in the history of the fedgazette’s annual business conditions poll conducted in November.
economic-analysis  economy  executive-surveys  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.
executive-surveys  CEO  this-week-290  around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports  economic-forecast 
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
pwc  studies  executive-surveys  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-forecast  this-week-289  around-the-web 
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
executive-surveys  economic-forecast  manufacturing  this-week-288  around-the-web 
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.
executive-surveys  economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-288  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
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