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2017 National Manufacturing Outlook and Insights
Strategies to Overcome the Headwinds
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Bill Kelso
Shareholder, LBMC
Audit & Advisory
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About the Respondents
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About the Respondents
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About the Respondents
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Economic Outlook
Sources: IHS Markit, MAPI, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Trading Economics, FRED
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Economic Outlook
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2017 Survey Outlook
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2017 Survey Outlook
2017 Key Strategies
for Success
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Top Priorities for Manufacturers
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R&D Investment
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Capital Expenditures
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Increasing Costs
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Mergers and Acquisitions
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Hiring Trends
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Data and Technology
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Audit, Tax and Advisory
Staffing Solutions
Technology Solutions
Employment Partners
Investment Advisors
Information Sec...
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2017 National Manufacturing and Distribution Outlook Survey Report

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This survey overview included more than 250 participants, and most results aggregate more than 175 executive contacts as U.S. manufacturers in more than 25 states across the country. Respondents weighed in on a wide range of key strategies and an economic outlook for 2017.

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2017 National Manufacturing and Distribution Outlook Survey Report

  1. 1. 2017 National Manufacturing Outlook and Insights Strategies to Overcome the Headwinds
  2. 2. 2 Bill Kelso Shareholder, LBMC Audit & Advisory _________________________________________________________________________________ (865) 862-3013 bkelso@lbmc.com
  3. 3. 3 About the Respondents
  4. 4. 4 About the Respondents
  5. 5. 5 About the Respondents
  6. 6. 6 Economic Outlook Sources: IHS Markit, MAPI, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Trading Economics, FRED
  7. 7. 7 Economic Outlook
  8. 8. 8 2017 Survey Outlook
  9. 9. 9 2017 Survey Outlook
  10. 10. 2017 Key Strategies for Success
  11. 11. 11 Top Priorities for Manufacturers
  12. 12. 12 R&D Investment
  13. 13. 13 Capital Expenditures
  14. 14. 14 Increasing Costs
  15. 15. 15 Mergers and Acquisitions
  16. 16. 16 Hiring Trends
  17. 17. 17 Data and Technology
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  19. 19. 19Nashville 615.377.4600 | Knoxville 865.691.9000 | Chattanooga 423.756.6585 | LBMC.com 19 Download the Full Report

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