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Episode 339: The ISM Semi-Annual Economic Forecast For Spring 2019

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Today’s Episode – LIVE at 12 Noon ET

Anthony Nieves, Chair, ISM® Business Survey Committee and Timothy Fiore, Chair of the ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee join hosts Lew and Tim LIVE  for an inside look at the Spring 2019 Semi-annual Economic Forecast. Don’t miss this very important look at this vital forecast today, May 8th at 12 Noon ET.


Semi-Annual Economic Forecast for Spring 2019

Manufacturing Growth Continues in 2019
Revenue to Increase 4%
Capital Expenditures to Increase 5.9%
Capacity Utilization Currently at 84.2%

Non-Manufacturing Growth Continues in 2019
Revenue to Increase 3.1%
Capital Expenditures to Increase 2.1%
Capacity Utilization Currently at 89%


(Tempe, AZ) — Economic growth is expected to continue in the U.S. throughout 2019, say the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in their Spring 2019 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations for the remainder of 2019 continue to be positive in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors.

These projections are part of the forecast issued by the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Business Survey Committees. The forecast was presented today by Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M, chair of the ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee; and by Anthony S. Nieves, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., CFPM, chair of the ISM Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee.


Lewis Weiss

Mr. Lewis Weiss is Host of Manufacturing Talk Radio and President of All Metals & Forge Group, the principal sponsor of the show. He has 60 years in the metals industry as a manufacturer of open die forgings and seamless rolled rings, running a business that sells forged products globally to OEMs, major manufacturers, mid-size first- and second-tier suppliers, and small metalworking companies. Lewis Weiss puts his experience in manufacturing to good use as an expert consultant on various TV and radio programs nationwide.

Tim Grady

Mr. Tim Grady is an Executive Producer and Co-host of Manufacturing Talk Radio. He brings more than 25 years of knowledge as a senior strategist and business advisor to companies of all sizes in more than thirty industries, advising them on revving up revenues, macro and micro marketing, strategic selling, organization optimization, website ergonomics, data mining, and other external or internal factors that can accelerate or impede business operations and net profit.