Economy

Next-shoring: Your Manufacturing Future?

The rapid pace of change in a few key areas has reshaped manufacturing strategy. New developments have led to “next-shoring”, which means locating suppliers and manufacturing facilities near to locations where both customers are as well as sources for innovation. Innovation, according to most sources, occurs most easily when manufacturing is nearby. And this became one shortcoming of offshoring. In the recent past, locating manufacturing in low labor cost countries was a high priority. Recently,… Read More


Economic forecast for Manufacturers

The Cincinnati CPA firm Barnes Dennig has a special emphasis on manufacturing. Occasionally they sponsor presentations, roundtables, and speakers that deal with many manufacturing related subjects. This one below, which we have found particularly good, is free. Next Thursday, November 12, Barnes Dennig and a few other local companies will sponsor a wonderful presentation that features nationally known speaker Alan Beaulieu, who gives a terrific presentation with a very valuable message. Mr. Beaulieu’s company is… Read More


Economic Factors and Your Business-Part 1

Presidential campaigns mean we are subjected to a variety of economic “facts” and statistics. If positions become policy and law, many of these will have effects on your business. We have some thoughts on all this, and we hope you will contribute yours. Ever since the “Occupy Wall Street” movement of a couple of years ago we’ve heard a great deal about the minimum wage and income inequality. There are some who believe a major… Read More


New Jobs Report: Good News!

Economic news, such as unemployment rates, labor participation, job growth and economic growth often provide conflicting stories. All this make determining how the economy is doing difficult. In the area of job growth, a recent study has been released that appears to report good news. The report comes from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, and begins with this: “Good jobs for college graduates are leading the recovery.   After years of slow growth,… Read More


Economic forecast for Manufacturers

The Cincinnati CPA firm Barnes Dennig has a special emphasis on manufacturing. Occasionally they sponsor presentations, roundtables, and speakers that deal with many manufacturing related subjects. This one below, which we have found particularly good, is free. On November 5, 2014, Barnes Dennig and a few other local companies will sponsor a wonderful presentation that features nationally known speaker Alan Beaulieu, who gives a terrific presentation with a very valuable message. Mr. Beaulieu’s company is… Read More