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Inland Empire manufacturing defies the pandemic

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February was one of the best months ever for manufacturing in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, and all signs point to continued improvement. The battle hasn’t been won, but the worst of the crisis, – at least for the local manufacturing sector – could be in the past.  It might …

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Local economist sees tough road ahead for Inland economy

In the next year or two, the two-county region is more likely to experience high inflation than a return to low unemployment, says Jay Prag, a clinical professor at Claremont Graduate University. Nationally, he’s not encouraged by what he’s seen so far of the Biden Administration.  Recovery from the pandemic-related …

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IE manufacturing keeps growing … slowly

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The Inland Empire’s manufacturing sector expanded for the fifth consecutive month in January. Last month’s purchasing managers index for the two-county region was 52.5, up from 50.6 in December, according to data released yesterday by Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis at Cal State San Bernardino. Anything above 50 …

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Businesses adapt to stay alive during COVID-Crisis

Some are thriving, although the problems caused by the worst public health crisis in a century has caused some businesses to rethink themselves and even change course. One businesswoman, Wendy King of OEM Supply King, compared the first months of the pandemic to the Wild West. In normal times, 2020 …

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Growth of Inland manufacturing slows

Inland Empire manufacturing

The Inland Empire’s manufacturing sector recorded its fourth consecutive month of growth in December, although it did so in a less-than-impressive fashion. The two-county region’s purchasing managers index for the last month of 2020 was 50.6, down from 55.5 in November, according to data released by the Institute of Applied …

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Inland economy sends out mixed signals for 2021

The two-county region is definitely struggling, but there’s a reason for some optimism as 2020 comes to a close. There’s no arguing that the Inland Empire economy isn’t anywhere close to the top of its game as 2020 comes to a close, having taken a severe beating from COVID-19 during …

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