Survey Finds Indiana Manufacturers Worry About U.S. Leadership, Incidental Costs

Oct 6, 2015

A lack of skilled workers and worries about the national economy slowing persist in this year's survey.
Credit courtesy GE

Indiana manufacturers are increasingly concerned about the state of the economy.

The 2015 Indiana Manufacturing Survey finds many Indiana manufacturers believe the post-recession recovery is over.

Almost two-thirds also say the U.S. isn't likely to ever lead the world on the manufacturing front ever again.

Almost nine-in-ten feel the federal government isn't doing enough to support the manufacturing sector and one in four think neither the federal or state government are helping.

They say corporate taxes, healthcare costs, environmental mandates and the shortage of skilled workers are all making it tough for business.

The survey shows that while more Indiana manufacturers see better prospects for market growth, they're not very confident in their ability to turn opportunities into actual sales.