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ITR Experts Say Management Planning

Location, Location, Location: For Enhanced Economic Insight, Use Regional Data
By ITR Economics on September 8, 2022

“Watch not just GDP, but also your individual markets.” We frequently repeated this advice to our readers and clients as the current period of slowing macroeconomic growth was approaching....

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ITR Experts Say Budget Planning

Budget Season Is Data Season
By ITR Economics on August 11, 2022

Though the particulars may vary, our overarching advice for budget season never really changes: Use a data-driven approach to remove emotions from the picture as you plan for the following...

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ITR Experts Say Manufacturing

Auto Production Has Passed Though a Trough − What It Means for You
By ITR Economics on July 26, 2022

Our analysis of the latest data is that North America Light Vehicle Production established a low in March. Seasonal rise and cyclical improvement are underway. North American manufacturers...

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ITR Experts Say Finance

Income Meets Government; Irony Ensues
By ITR Economics on July 12, 2022

Real (i.e., inflation-adjusted) personal income – as earned for productive economic participation – is at a record high. This bodes well for the overall economy because it means the...

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ITR Experts Say Management Planning

Pricing and the Golden Rule
By ITR Economics on June 21, 2022

Inflation feels like a new threat to the economy, but in reality it is an old ghost from the past. Dealing with inflation as business managers is about protecting profit margins,...

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ITR Experts Say Management Planning

Three Reasons to Lead With Optimism on the Back Side of the Business Cycle
By ITR Economics on June 9, 2022

"Lead with optimism" is one of our Management Objectives™ that we reinforce when times are uncertain. The casual reader might picture a business owner or executive stretching her mouth into...

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