Manufacturing Outlook Survey

Access the 2019 national survey insights from U.S. manufacturers.

2019 LEA Manufacturing Outlook Survey - Manufacturing Accounting

This U.S. Manufacturing Outlook Survey report contains the expectations and opinions of more than 450 manufacturing executives from all regions of the country.

Looking ahead, manufacturers expect raw materials, labor costs, lack of available talent, and competition to be significant hurdles in 2019. The tariffs implemented by President Trump provide productivity issues; however, an increase in spending on big data and business intelligence deliver innovative technology for minimizing productivity concerns.


“Priorities for 2019 focus on growing sales, improving profitability, and addressing workforce shortage. The challenge of gaining a competitive advantage remains critically important. ” said Gary Wallace, Keiter Managing Partner.