Early Results From Your SMC/BGC Manufacturers Confidence Index

January 21, 2013 by
Filed under: Pittsburgh 

With this January’s debut of the MCI, WPA business owners are taking a new and important way to voice their business confidence as well as where they intend to grow their businesses. Here are early results:

  • Consistent with national polls, WPA owners plan to invest the same dollars in 2013 vs. 2012 in their businesses, but employ the same people or fewer to get their work done. Regardless, respondents expect to increase their business’ profitable sales in 2013.
  • When asked to rank, “Where’s your firm’s next sources of growth?” a majority chose domestic US, then locally (from non-Marcellus sources) followed by Marcellus sources and lastly internationally.
  • By general business sector, respondents see their growth coming first from wholesalers and distributors followed next and equally from manufacturing and government markets.

Finally you have a simple, regular way to join your peers to answer and learn an accurate, local and timely answer to the age-old questions, “How’s Business?” So take 3 minutes now and state your confidence on your MCI.

The MCI was developed by business growth expert and author Andy Birol and SMC Business Councils to professionally gather analyze and report back on your critical feedback.

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