Challenges and prospects for Midwest manufacturing: report on the 2003–04 Chicago Fed Manufacturing Project

Abstract: The Chicago Fed convened a series of conferences in 2003?04 to address the following three questions: What are the long-term underlying trends in manufacturing and have they fundamentally changed in recent years? Second, is the poor performance of recent years a transitory phenomenon? And, third, what are the challenges and prospects for Midwest manufacturing going forward?

Keywords: Manufactures; Industrial productivity; Employment;

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Part of Series: Chicago Fed Letter

Publication Date: 2005

Issue: Feb

Order Number: 211b