Simply Tax® Episode 31 - The Economy for Manufacturers After Tax Reform

Thoughtware Podcast Published: Jul 25, 2018
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Chad Moutray—chief economist for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)—joins host Damien Martin to discuss what he’s seeing in the data and hearing from members about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s (TCJA) effect on manufacturers.

  • Why understanding the economy is important right now @ 1:56
  • How tax reform is affecting manufacturers @ 3:06
  • The TCJA provisions Chad sees as driving economic growth @ 5:27
  • How to approach areas of uncertainty in the economy and the TCJA @ 8:53
  • Key economic indicators Chad is watching @ 11:12
  • It’s your bottom line that really matters @ 13:25
  • The number one challenge for manufacturers right now @ 14:58
  • What NAM is hearing from members about hiring and capital spending after tax reform @ 17:02
  • Making productivity-enhancing technology investments @ 18:09
  • Ways to cut through the economic noise @ 20:02
  • Why Chad is bullish on manufacturing over the long term @ 20:53
  • Advice for manufacturers that are waiting to take action after tax reform @ 21:53


Chad Moutray is chief economist for the National Association of Manufacturers, where he serves as NAM’s economic forecaster and spokesperson on economic issues. He frequently comments on current economic conditions for manufacturers through professional presentations and media interviews. He has appeared on Bloomberg, CNBC, C-SPAN, Fox Business and Fox News, among other news outlets.

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2018 Second Quarter Manufacturers Outlook Survey
NAM’s Center for Manufacturing Research


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