NY State Manufacturing– Cliff Diving

h/t to Calculated Risk

Just to dispel any illusion of the ability to lure manufacturing here in the short-term.This is why community development matters because we will not see an emergence of manufacturing– or retail growth– here in the short term and medium term.

From the Empire State Manufacturing Surve on manufacturing in NY:

The Empire State Manufacturing Survey indicates that conditions for New York manufacturers deteriorated significantly in February. The general business conditions index fell to a new low of -34.7. The new orders index also fell to a new low, the unfilled orders index stayed close to its recent record low, and the shipments index—despite a slight improvement—remained negative. The indexes for both prices paid and prices received held below zero, with the latter dropping sharply. Employment indexes remained deep in negative territory; the average workweek index slipped to a record low. The future general business conditions index was negative for a second consecutive month as many of the forward-looking indexes remained close to recent lows. The future index for number of employees fell particularly sharply, eclipsing last month’s record low.

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