US manufacturing company executives reported rising optimism about the US economy, with some expecting to hire new workers and increase spending at a moderate pace. They also expect flatter margins, fewer revenues from international sales, and more barriers to growth.
Highlights from the first quarter include:
Special topic: Fiscal policy uncertainties
This quarter’s special topic questions focus on fiscal policy uncertainties. We asked panelists for their insights on topics such as the significance of recent fiscal policy uncertainties to their corporate strategy, as well as the impact on the overall business or economic environment, demand, taxes, and employment plans.