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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Strength in Servicing

What businesses are saying (per the ISM):

  • "Our business continues to grow. We are significantly above last year's pace." (Information)
  • "Business is steady right now — not the normal spring for construction, but improving." (Construction)
  • "Outlook is still generally flat for the remainder of this year, with signs that orders and activity will be picking up." (Professional, Scientific & Technical Services)
  • "Continuing our pattern of cautious optimism. Consumers appear to be coming out of hibernation and willing to spend. We expect that if this trend can remain solid, we'll in turn spend additional dollars to support and drive sales activities." (Retail Trade)
  • "Customers' activity is improving in some parts of the country." (Wholesale Trade)
  • "We continue to 'staff to volume' in order to control labor and supply costs. Census continues to be low." (Health Care & Social Assistance)

Source: ISM