The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released the results of 2018’s second quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey. This survey shows that 95.1 percent of manufacturers have a positive outlook for their companies. This is a record for the survey.
“This record optimism is no accident. It is fueled by the game-changing tax reform passed six months ago,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Last year, manufacturers promised that we would deliver for our people and our communities if tax reform became law. Congress and the president delivered, and now manufacturers are keeping our promise: hiring new workers, raising wages, improving benefits, buying equipment and expanding right here in the United States. And the best part is, with manufacturers’ record-setting confidence and plans to keep hiring and growing, more good news is yet to come.”