According to the September U.S. Industrial Outlook from the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), manufacturing production is expected to increase 3.2% in 2014 despite the currently sluggish economy.
It has been said that small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. In fact, small and medium-sized businesses account for 46% of private-sector output in the U.S. economy. Undoubtedly, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have tremendous influence on not only the economy, but also innovation. Recognizing the unique value of SMBs, PMMI recently announced the SMB FastTrack, which will debut at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 (Sept. 23-25; Las Vegas Convention Center).