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MAPI Economic Forecast: Investment Spending Will Drive Growth

By The MAPI Foundation. Reprinted with permission from MAPI Manufacturing production continues to outpace overall economic growth and will be led more by investment than by consumer-driven advances over the next 18 months, according to a new report. The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) Quarterly Economic Forecast predicts that inflation-adjusted gross domestic product will expand 2.5% in 2014 ...

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MAPI Business Outlook: A Sense of Optimism for Manufacturers

Widespread improvement in a number of indexes suggests optimism for the manufacturing sector in the next three to six months, according to the quarterly Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) Business Outlook. The survey’s composite index is a leading indicator for the manufacturing sector. The September 2013 composite index advanced to 66 from 58 in the June survey, the ...

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