Manufacturing Outlook Survey

Access national survey insights from U.S. manufacturers that are optimistic and expecting revenue growth in 2018.

2018 LEA Manufacturing Survey - Virginia CPA Firm

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

Manufacturers are rightly optimistic about their own performance and that of the industry and economy as a whole in 2018. The growing U.S. and global economies, the weak dollar, rising energy and commodity prices, and improved business and consumer confidence support a positive outlook.


“For 2018, manufacturers expressed significant optimism for their businesses,
the industry, and the economy. The political focus on manufacturing and movement on tax reform, reduced regulations, and improvements to healthcare undoubtedly provide a foundation for this positive outlook.” said Gary Wallace, Keiter Partner.