Friends of Manufacturing

Trump cheers 'record-high optimism' among US manufacturers


Trump tweeted out a report from the National Association of Manufacturers Friday, which showed that in the second quarter of 2017, 89.5% of survey respondents in the sector were positive about their own company’s prospects. As the president alluded to, this reading follows the first quarter’s record-high outlook reading of 93.3%. According to the organization, between the first and second quarters of 2017, manufacturing optimism was at its highest two-quarter average in the survey’s 20-year history.

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