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Georgia working to convince Volvo to build plant here

...according to an economic indicator released Wednesday by the Econometric Center at Kennesaw State University.Manufacturing activity is strong, according to the Georgia Purchasing Managers Index, with a reading of 60.5 when anythingabove...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-02/georgia-working-convince-v
US factory output eclipses pre-recession high

...strain.For the first time in nearly two years, manufacturing activity in New York state fell in December. The Federal...Any reading above 50 indicates expansion.Manufacturing activity has continued to increase in the United States...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-15/us-factory-output-eclipses
US orders for durable goods up 0.4 percent

...machinery dropped 1.2 percent.The Institute for Supply Management reported that its closely watched gauge of manufacturing activity posted a solid gain to a reading of 59 in October, up from 56.6 in September. Any reading above 50 signals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-26/us-orders-durable-goods-04
Augusta toxic waste site permitted to stop treating groundwater

...facility for further treatment and disposal. Water sampling more than a decade later returned chemicals from manufacturing activities at the neighboring Occidental Chemical Corp., not the Monsanto site.The groundwater monitoring data will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-10/augusta-toxic-waste-site-per
Frigid winter has given way to a warming economy

...Americans are increasingly optimistic about economic growth and hiring.Also Thursday, a private survey showed that manufacturing activity accelerated in April for a third consecutive month. The Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-01/frigid-winter-has-given-wa
Fear of slowing growth pushes down global markets

...after the end of the Great Recession.The trouble began Thursday after a January survey showed a drop in Chinese manufacturing activity. Days earlier, China reported that its economic growth last year matched 2012 for the slowest pace since...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-24/fear-slowing-growth-pushes
Georgia's foreign-owned businesses stepped up activity

...captured the weather catch-up effect, which was also experienced in Georgia's February and March domestic manufacturing activity," said Don Sabbarese, the economics professor who oversees the index.Sabbarese notes that the index reflects...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-22/georgias-foreign-owned-bus
Factory, construction growth boost 2014 outlook

...The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Thursday that its index of manufacturing activity slipped to 57 in December from 57.3 the previous month. But that's still the second-highest reading since...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-02/factory-construction-growt
Outlook for US economy darkens after disappointing reports on hiring, housing and factories

...Friday's surprisingly bleak jobs report for May followed a spate of weak U.S. economic data last week. Manufacturing activity slowed, an index of home contracts fell and consumer confidence tumbled. Mounting troubles in Europe and elsewhere...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-06-04/outlook-us-economy-darkens
Fed survey finds US growth, hiring mostly steady

...estimates of 2.5 percent.In addition to the slowdown in hiring in May and April, reports last week showed that manufacturing activity grew more slowly last month, consumer confidence fell and a gauge of future home sales declined.And the government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-06-06/fed-survey-finds-us-growth