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Job security and economic outlook within the manufacturing and logistics sectors on the upswing according to a recent survey from Randstad.
In the Crowe Horwath LLP and Governing Institute study, government leaders revealed that the lack of modern technology and processes creates problems, such as uncoordinated strategies among departments and untracked or incorrectly tracked data.
Midwest companies leading the charge on corporate social responsibility.
Concern over competitive environment rising; top areas for increased spending include technology (64%), existing facilities (42%) and workforce hiring (40%) in 2014.
The SBA has cleared the way for two major government guaranteed loan programs.
Growth through new products and distribution channels replaces regulation as the key driver for change. US managers grab first mover advantage over Europe by leading this shift in focus; medium sized managers furthest ahead on implementing a global operating model.
According to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group, growth is expected to pick up in the second quarter and build throughout the summer, firming to approximately 2.7 percent for all of 2014.
Over the last three years, metro area manufacturing employment has expanded by an average annual rate of 1.7%. Energy intensive industry, in particular, has been a key component in manufacturing expansion.
According to the report, 58% of CEOs plan on hiring in the year ahead, the highest percentage since 2007.
According to a recent survey of 1,004 U.S. adults, 74 percent feel the economy is better (41 percent) or the same (33 percent) as a year ago.