Gardner Business Index Video - August 2020

Michael Guckes, Chief Economist and Director of Analytics, shares highlights from the August 2020 Gardner Business Index.  

August marked an important turning point for many segments of the manufacturing industry.  New orders and production activity expanded for the first time since COVID disrupted the global economy.  Supplier deliveries data continue to signal that upstream manufacturing continues to struggle to deliver goods as quickly as their downstream customers demand.  


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