US manufacturing industry executives who responded to PwC's quarterly Manufacturing Barometer Survey are optimistic about the outlook for domestic manufacturing. Their hiring plans remain consistent, but they expressed concern about the difficulty of finding qualified workers, and global uncertainty is limiting long term capital spending.
Special topic: Impact of lower energy costs
This quarter’s special topic questions focus on energy costs. We asked panelists for their insights on topics such as whether they believe the cost of energy will be lower in the next two to three years and any obstacles to capitalizing on lower energy costs.