Weekly Wrap Up For December 17th, 2021

Harry Moser, President of the Reshoring Initiative, how we fix reshoring to capture the opportunities for reshoring, even in the face of labor shortages that add to the growing number of job openings in the industry.

Committee Chairs Tim Fiore and Anthony Nieves discuss the ISM’s Semi-Annual Forecast for Manufacturing and Services respectively.  This report data is used by industry sector executives and managers to gauge the outlook for their products and services for the first half of the economic outlook.

Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner with Armada Corporate Intelligence, discusses the Credit Manager’s Index.

In today’s episode of Women and Manufacturing, Frances Brunelle speaks with Emily Feenstra, the Managing Director of Government Relations and Infrastructure Initiatives at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Emily leads the division responsible for government affairs, media relations, and infrastructure policy for the society, including ASCE’s Infrastructure Report Card, which we learn more about in today’s episode. She also serves on the board of advisors for the Eno Center for Transportation and the Innovative Infrastructure Initiative. In today’s episode, Emily elaborates on why we should be investing in infrastructure for the future and some of the negative implications for America’s economic growth if we continue with the status quo as it is. We touch on Emily’s role as a storyteller, the recent Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and how manufacturers can benefit from it, plus so much more! Tune in today.