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Building a Made-in-America Economy

Building a Made-in-America Economy

This piece was originally published in the March 2017 issue of electroindustry. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) In order for us to create an economy built to last, we need to make strong federal investments in a 21st-century American infrastructure network that puts people to work and allows businesses to move their goods to market. President Trump has pledged to put forward a $1 trillion infrastructure investment plan. In January, I joined with Senate Democrats to outline our priorities Read more […]

Strong Dollar Sinks Electroindustry Equipment Shipments in 2016

Strong Dollar Sinks Electroindustry Equipment Shipments in 2016

This piece was originally published in the March 2017 issue of electroindustry. Donald R. Leavens, PhD, Vice President and Chief Economist, NEMA/BIS Electroindustry equipment shipments, broadly measured and seasonally adjusted, grew 0.9 percent in December after sliding one percent in November. A strong 2.2 percent gain in battery shipments in December was sufficient to offset a 0.4 percent decline in electric lighting equipment shipments and a 0.7 percent drop in core electrical equipment Read more […]

Examine the Economy with Industry Expert

Examine the Economy with Industry Expert

Join us at the NEMA 90th Annual Membership Meeting November 16 and 17 in Cleveland, Ohio, when we delve into economic indicators and the economic outlook for 2017 with NEMA Chief Economist Don Leavens, PhD. Below is an excerpt of what you can expect. Listen to the full interview here. Q:         The U.S. economic expansion celebrated its seventh anniversary in June. The unemployment rate of 4.9 percent is close to the full employment rate, inflation is benign, and household wealth…

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