Weekly Wrap Up For June 2, 2023

Tim Fiore, ISM’s Committee Chair for the Manufacturing Report on Business® covers a lot of good news within manufacturing despite the drop in the overall Purchasing Manager’s Index number. Has this soft landing been good for manufacturing versus a hard landing? June may cast the die for the balance of 2023 and 2024 if order books and backlog get any softer, but could improve rapidly if orders begin to flow.

Ilana Preuss, Founder of Recast City, discusses how to bring small-scale manufacturers downtown into vacant storefronts that benefit everyone, from foot traffic to incubating manufacturers.

Rob Seamans, Associate Professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, joins host Cliff Waldman for this episode of ‘Manufacturing Think Tank’ to talk about the AI phenomenon shaking the world. During the course of the interview, Rob discusses the big questions- labor market impacts, productivity impacts, changes in educational needs, supply chain impacts, and global competition impacts.

Julie Chin is a mother of 3, a licensed Realtor, the founder of the Real AF Program, and the author of the book The Real as F*ck Guide for New Real Estate Agents. Hazard Girls Host Emily Soloby talks with Julie about her business journey and her Real AF Program which helps her share what she’s learned to help other new or struggling agents find their way.