Manufacturing activity in Philly region jumps

Thursday, July 18, 2013 WASHINGTON (AP) – Manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia region grew in July at the fastest pace in more than two years, suggesting factories may help support economic growth in the second half of the year.  The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia says its index of...

NAM Releases Manufacturers’ Growth Agenda

In an effort to best serve our Manufacturing Member Companies, we’d like to pass on this release from the National Association of Manufacturers: “Manufacturing is in the spotlight as policymakers continue to realize our significant role in driving economic growth. Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is releasing...

Complimentary Business Trends Event

Uncertain about any of these issues??? → On January 15th, MEA will hold a complimentary event releasing its 2013 Business Trends Survey. You will also hear the views of a nationally recognized economist about what to expect in 2013. Over 1600 mid-sized companies from across the country were polled...

2013 MEA Holiday Survey Report

MEA wishes you a safe and happy holiday season! MEA is pleased to offer your our 2013 Holiday Survey Report to help you plan for next year.  This annual survey allows organizations to determine which holidays are commonly provided to...

Are You Budgeting Salaries for 2013?

2012 Compensation Survey Data Now Available MEA is the leading provider of salary survey data for middle-market companies in the MidAtlantic region. Make more informed pay decisions using cross-industry data for over 450 jobs that MEA has aggregated from companies just like yours. Here are a few reasons you...

Survey Shows Post-Recession Engagement Efforts on Rise

New survey shows post-recession engagement efforts on the rise — SURVEY RESULTS Even as employers appear reluctant to ramp up hiring, a new survey shows that the majority are committed to retaining the workers they have and are focused increasingly on employee engagement as the most effective means of...

Governor’s Manufacturing Advisory Council Report Released

On Tuesday, I attended one of the events announcing the release of the Report and Recommendations of the Governor’s Manufacturing Advisory Council (“Council”).   The Council, comprised of 24 members from a diverse cross section of manufacturing interests across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, was formed by Governor Tom Corbett in...

Most U.S. workers not fully engaged

Most U.S. workers not fully engaged, struggling to cope with tough workplace situations, Towers Watson’s Global Workforce Study finds — SURVEY RESULTS As doubts reemerge about the strength of economic recovery in the U.S., a new Global Workforce Study by Towers Watson reveals that almost two-thirds (63 percent) of...

SURVEY RESULTS – Sectors react differently to ACA ruling, but most will provide health coverage

Despite the differing reactions among U.S. business sectors to yesterday’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) Supreme Court ruling, 77 percent of surveyed organizations are very likely to provide health coverage in 2014, according to the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans’ Supreme Court ACA Decision Reaction Survey. “The Foundation’s membership...