NAM Hosts Economic Forum

By October 19, 2011Economy

The NAM hosted its first economic forum today and welcomed more than 40 economists from manufacturers and associations. The forum included discussions of the economic outlook for manufacturing and how manufacturers are adapting to changing market conditions.

One panelist, Daniel Meckstroth, chief economist with the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, forecast a 40 percent chance of a double-dip recession.  Industry Week covered the forum and reports:

A stagnant housing market, political gridlock in Washington and economic instability in Europe could push the United States back into a recession if conditions don’t improve, says Daniel Meckstroth, chief economist with the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI.

NAM Chief Economist Chad Moutray spearheaded the event, which featured a keynote address by Mark Doms, chief economist at the U.S. Department of Commerce.


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