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Manufacturing Talk Radio is a weekly Talk Radio Podcast broadcast to manufacturers of all sizes across the globe. Show host, Lew Weiss, and co-host, Tim Grady, present breaking manufacturing news and tackle business trends and economic forecasts in manufacturing for small, medium and large manufacturers across the globe.


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Episode 751: Manufacturing Think Tank with Cliff Waldman

In this episode of Manufacturing Think Tank, host Cliff Waldman welcomes Mark Vitner, Chief Economist at Piedmont Crescent Capital to the show. Mark and Cliff discuss the current crisis in the global banking system, what further steps policy makers can take in the wake of the SVP and Credit Suisse situations, Mark’s outlook for the U.S. economy and much more.


Cliff Waldman

Certified Business Economist and member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). Go beyond the mainstream media headlines with Cliff Waldman throughout his series on Manufacturing Talk Radio where he focuses on forces that are catalyzing rapid structural changes in the companies and sectors that comprise the dynamic manufacturing industry.


Mark Vitner

After spending the past 30 years as managing director and senior economist at Wells Fargo’s Corporate and Investment Bank, Mark Vitner recently founded Piedmont Crescent Capital. At his new firm, Mark provides analysis of the macro economy to clients located throughout the country and writes a series of reports on US economy, local economies, small business, and residential and commercial real estate. Originally from Atlanta, Mark earned a BBA in economics from the University of Georgia, an MBA from the University of North Florida and completed further graduate work in economics at the University of Florida. Mark is a member of the National Association of Business Economics and completed the NABE Advanced Training in Economics Program at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a member of NABE’s inaugural Certified Business Economist class. Mark is active in the community, co-founding the Charlotte NABE chapter and serving as board chair for the Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community. Mark also chaired the Economic Advisory Council for the California Chamber of Commerce for several years and currently serves on the Joint Advisory Board of Economists for the Commonwealth of Virginia. His commentary has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and many other publications. Mark also makes frequent guest appearances on CNBC and other major networks.

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