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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013, AT 8:30 A.M. EDT
Chris Savage or Adriana Stoica M3-1 (13)-03
Manufacturing and Construction Division CB13-73
Advance Report on Durable Goods Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders
New Orders. New orders for manufactured durable goods in March decreased $13.1 billion or 5.7 percent to $216.3
billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This decrease, down two of the last three months, followed a 4.3
percent February increase. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 1.4 percent. Excluding defense, new orders
decreased 4.7 percent. Transportation equipment, also down two of the last three months, led the decrease, $11.0 billion
or 15.0 percent to $62.4 billion. This was led by nondefense aircraft and parts, which decreased $8.5 billion.
Shipments. Shipments of manufactured durable goods in March, up six of the last seven months, increased $1.0 billion
or 0.4 percent to $230.0 billion. This was at the highest level since the series was first published on a NAICS basis in
1992 and followed a 0.7 percent February increase. Transportation equipment, up four of the last five months, drove the
increase, $1.4 billion or 2.1 percent to $67.6 billion. This followed a 1.7 percent February increase.
Unfilled Orders. Unfilled orders for manufactured durable goods in March, down two of the last three months,
decreased $6.4 billion or 0.6 percent to $991.2 billion. This decrease followed a 0.7 percent February increase.
Transportation equipment, also down two of the last three months, led the decrease, $5.2 billion or 0.9 percent to $586.0
Inventories. Inventories of manufactured durable goods in March, up seventeen of the last eighteen months, increased
$0.3 billion or 0.1 percent to $377.2 billion. This was at the highest level since the series was first published on a NAICS
basis and followed a 0.4 percent February increase. Computers and electronic products, up four of the last five months,
drove the increase, $0.4 billion or 0.8 percent to $46.8 billion.
Capital Goods. Nondefense new orders for capital goods in March decreased $8.3 billion or 10.6 percent to $70.2
billion. Shipments increased $1.5 billion or 2.1 percent to $71.8 billion. Unfilled orders decreased $1.5 billion or 0.3
percent to $593.7 billion. Inventories increased $0.6 billion or 0.4 percent to $176.1 billion. Defense new orders for
capital goods in March decreased $2.5 billion or 33.2 percent to $5.0 billion. Shipments increased slightly or 0.1 percent
to $8.4 billion. Unfilled orders decreased $3.4 billion or 2.0 percent to $163.6 billion. Inventories decreased $0.3 billion
or 1.5 percent to $22.0 billion.
Revised February Data. Revised seasonally adjusted February figures for all manufacturing industries were: new
orders, $489.3 billion (revised from $492.0 billion); shipments, $488.9 billion (revised from $489.3 billion); unfilled
orders, $997.5 billion (revised from $999.7 billion); and total inventories, unchanged from $620.0 billion.
Figures in text are adjusted for seasonality, but not for inflation. Figures on new and unfilled orders exclude data for semiconductor manufacturing.
For data, call (301) 763-4673 or go to <http://www.census.gov/m3>.
Revised and more detailed estimates, plus nondurable goods data, will be published on May 3, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The advance report on durable
goods for April is scheduled for release on May 24, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. EDT. See back page for survey description. To receive the latest updates on the
Nation’s key economic indicators, download the America’s Economy app for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.
Fact Sheet: The Investing In Manufacturing Communities Partnership
The Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) is a new Administration-wide initiative that will accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing and help communities cultivate an environment for businesses to create well-paying manufacturing jobs in cities across the country.
Through the IMC, the President is directing Federal agencies to provide coordinated assistance to manufacturing communities through a new partnership that will align Federal economic development resources and help U.S. localities make coordinated, long-term investments in their public goods in partnership with universities and industry. These investments will ultimately help regions become more attractive for manufacturers and supply chains. The Partnership will be led by the Commerce Department with support from other federal agencies.
Five to six U.S. communities in 2014 would be competitively selected as pilots, each receiving up to $25 million from the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration, in addition to funding from other government agencies. Federal agencies will also align and coordinate their funding opportunities to maximize the effectiveness of Federal expenditures and ensure that localities are able to more seamlessly access the Federal resources they need to fund strategies for attracting long-term business investment.
The IMCP is aimed at accelerating the nationwide resurgence in manufacturing investment driven by U.S. competitive advantages, such as new energy sources, productivity, and rising costs abroad. This initiative also represents a significant improvement in the way the federal government supports local economic development strategies.
A new way to drive economic development and investment in the United States
Smart companies decide where to locate facilities and hire workers based on the quality of a community’s infrastructure, institutions, and human capital – its industrial ecosystem.
However, communities all too often rely on the practice of “smokestack chasing” to attract investment. That is, they offer subsidies and tax breaks to attract a single firm. Evidence shows that this approach results in a low return on taxpayer investment.
To capitalize on current U.S. economic strengths and maximize return on taxpayer investment, we must instead help communities launch strategic plans to strengthen their industrial ecosystems. They can do this by investing in the human and physical infrastructure that will appeal to and strengthen entire industries—thereby more effectively attracting, retaining, and expanding commercial activity.
This is where the IMCP comes in.
The IMCP will support and reward communities that:
The IMCP, which is a part of President Obama’s 2014 budget proposal, will also make it easier for well-coordinated communities to get public investment by radically improving the alignment of federal assistance. The program would coordinate multiple federal agencies, including the Departments of Agriculture, Labor, Transportation, Energy, and Defense—as well as the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, and Small Business Administration.
By making the federal government work better and by boosting taxpayer returns, the IMCP will help communities create an environment for businesses to create good, well-paying manufacturing jobs—a key engine of innovation and overall economic growth.
How it works
The IMCP will launch in four phases:
In May, the government will solicit proposals for the initial Implementation Strategy grants. Awards will be issued by the end of September. Further information will be available at IMCP listening sessions, which will be announced in the near future.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank today announced the 20 companies that will join her on an infrastructure business development trade mission to Sao Paulo, Brazil; Bogota, Colombia; and Panama City, Panama from May 12-18, 2013. The governments of these countries have each outlined ambitious infrastructure development plans for the years ahead, and this trade mission will help U.S. companies in a broad range of infrastructure industry sectors make the connections they need to expand their business opportunities in Brazil, Colombia and Panama.
The trade mission will support President Obama’s National Export Initiative, a government-wide strategy to promote American exports and create 2 million export-supported jobs by the end of 2014. Last year, exports hit another all-time record, reaching $2.2 trillion. And, between 2009 and 2012 exports have supported 1.3 million additional jobs.
The mission will also highlight the successes in the U.S. trade relationships with Colombia and Panama, specifically, since free trade agreements with each country have taken effect. The Deputy Secretary and the business delegation will be in Colombia on the one-year anniversary of the implementation of that Free Trade Agreement (FTA), May 15.
“At the Department of Commerce, our mission is to help American businesses grow and to strengthen our economy. But in order for our economy to thrive, American businesses must compete and succeed in the global economy, and sell their goods and services to the 95 percent of consumers who live outside our borders,” said Deputy Secretary Blank. “This trade mission will help facilitate business opportunities for U.S. companies in Brazil, Colombia, and Panama and grow exports – particularly in the infrastructure and transportation sectors. Each of these countries is making significant investments in infrastructure development, and American companies have the expertise to serve as tremendous partners in their efforts.
“In addition to supporting the National Export Initiative, this trade mission also furthers the Obama Administration’s efforts to deepen the economic and commercial relationship between the United States and Latin America.”
The mission will include export-ready U.S. firms in a broad range of leading U.S. infrastructure and industrial sectors, with an emphasis on project management (including construction, architecture and design), transportation (including road/highways, rail, airports, and intelligent transportation systems), energy (including distribution, transmission, and smart grid), water resources management (including water treatment, distribution and collection), and safety and security. The mission will help U.S. businesses in initiating or expanding exports to Brazil, Colombia and Panama by making business-to-business introductions, providing market access information, and facilitating access to government decision makers.
The business delegation participating in the trade mission includes:
Background on Brazil
Brazil is the United States’ 7th largest export market and 8th largest trading partner. In 2012, U.S. goods exports to Brazil reached nearly $44 billion, 68 percent above their 2009 level. Our goods trade surplus to Brazil was more than $11 billion in 2012.
In 2007, Brazil launched the Growth Acceleration Program, laying out investments of nearly R$504 billion ($306 billion U.S. dollars) through 2010 to address many infrastructure issues and prepare for the upcoming 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic games. In March 2012, Brazil released the second phase of that program, which promised infrastructure spending of R$959 billion ($582 billion U.S. dollars) from 2011 to 2014. There are tremendous infrastructure opportunities for U.S. companies in Brazil, notably in the transportation, energy, environment, ports, and information/communications technology (ICT) sectors.
Background on Colombia
The United States is Colombia’s largest trading partner, accounting for 30 percent of Colombia’s total trade. In 2012, U.S. exports to Colombia totaled $16.4 billion, a 15 percent increase relative to 2011.
The U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (FTA) took effect on May 15, 2012. On the date the FTA took effect, 80 percent of U.S. exports of consumer and industrial goods became duty-free in Colombia, and at year five, 95 percent of Colombia tariffs on U.S. goods will be eliminated. By year 10, all remaining tariffs will be removed. Since the FTA took effect in May 2012, U.S. goods exports to Colombia have increased 19 percent compared to the same period the previous year.
The government of Colombia is focused on improving infrastructure development, and has earmarked $26 billion over the next four years for primarily road projects. Ongoing and future projects exist in airport modernization, sea and river port developments, and rail line upgrades.
Background on Panama
U.S.-Panama total trade amounted to $10.5 billion in 2012, up 22 percent from the previous year. U.S. exports to Panama totaled $9.9 billion in 2012, an increase of 21 percent compared to 2011.
The U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (FTA) took effect on October 31, 2012. On the date the FTA took effect, 86 percent of U.S. exports of consumer and industrial goods became duty-free in Panama. Since the FTA took effect, U.S. exports have increased 19 percent compared to the same period the previous year.
Panama is currently engaged in the $5.25 billion Panama Canal expansion project, and continues to expand the capacities of its ports on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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Your ability to recognize, relate, assimilate and use the PMA Principles will give you the power to open any door, meet any challenge, overcome any obstacle and achieve wealth, health, happiness and the true riches of life.
The PMA Science of Success Course is comprised of seventeen fundamental principles that have stood the test of time. They can be compared to an orchestra that is composed of different sections – strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion – which complement each other and produce a melodious, full, and pleasant sound. Think of yourself as the maestro of your own orchestra of self-help principles. The ability to recognize, relate, assimilate and apply the PMA principles is your baton. Use it to blend all seventeen principles into a symphony of success – a meaningful and productive life.
Like any formula, the R2A2 formula is made up of individual parts. Let’s analyze each ingredient.
Recognize: to identify the principle, idea, or technique
Relate: to connect or join together; to establish a relationship to your own life
Assimilate: to make similar or alike: to incorporate; to absorb; to become a part of your thinking and action
Apply: follow through and act upon
Each ingredient in the formula is important and has special meaning; when combined, they will lead you to success. By using the formula, you will be able to focus the spotlight on the Success Principles that directed and guided Napoleon Hill and many other successful people to achieve their objectives. The same principles will help you achieve your Definite Major Goals in Life.
How To Develop The Habit Of Using The R2 A2 Formula
First of all, you need a mental success reflex, a trigger phrase that will immediately direct your mind when you recognize a success principle, idea or technique.
Recognize: I recognize the principle, idea or technique that is being used. It helped someone else—I can see the results—and it will work for me if I use it. “That’s for me!”
Relate: Ask yourself, “What will the success principle, idea or technique do for me? IMPORTANT: You must relate it to yourself. Start with the most important living person as far as you are concerned: YOU.
Assimilate: “How can I use principles, ideas or techniques to achieve my goals or solve my problems? How can I absorb them into my behavior so that they become a part of me? How can I develop a success habit—a success reflex so that the right thing will be done?”
Apply: “What action will I take?” “When am I going to start?” Ask yourself these important questions and then follow through with the self-starter: DO IT NOW! Yes, DO IT NOW!
The R2A2 formula should become so ingrained in your mind that you can recognize success principles, ideas, or techniques by listening to a sermon or an inspirational recording, reading a newspaper or magazine article or a self-help book, and by studying the lives of great men and women. Remember: Develop and use your own success reflex by seeking ways to say “That’s for me!” . . .
Source: PMA Science of Success. Educational Edition. The Napoleon Hill Foundation. 1984. Pgs. x-xi.
HILL: Perhaps, Mr. Carnegie, it would be well for you to define what you mean by justice.
CARNEGIE: Justice, as I use the term here, has reference tointentional honesty! Many people are honest for the sake of expediency, but their brand of honesty is so flexible that they can stretch it to fit any circumstance where their immediate interests can be best extended. It is not that brand of honesty we are analyzing. We are talking about deliberate honesty that is so rigidly adhered to that the individual is motivated by it under circumstances that may not be to his immediate benefit, the same as to those that promise the greatest possible reward.
HILL: Mr. Carnegie, would you care to name some of the more obvious practical benefits of a keen sense of justice?
CARNEGIE: It establishes the basis of confidence, without which no one can have an attractive personality.
It builds a fundamentally sincere and sound character which, of itself, is one of the greatest of all attracting forces.
It not only attracts people, but it offers opportunities for personal gain in one’s occupation.
It gives one a feeling of self-reliance and self-respect.
It places one in a better and more understanding relationship with one’s own conscience.
It attracts friends and discourages enemies.
It clears the way for that state of mind known as Faith.
It protects one from the destructiveness of controversies with other people.
It helps one to move with more initiative in connection with one’s major purpose in life.
It never damages one nor does it subject one to any form of embarrassment.
A keen sense of justice not only aids in the development of attractive personality, but it is an asset of priceless value in almost every human relationship. It discourages avarice, greed, and selfishness, and gives an individual a must better understanding of his rights, privileges, and responsibilities. A keen sense of justice has a very definite and very great contributory influence in the development of the other traits of attractive personality.
Source:The Wisdom of Andrew Carnegie as Told to Napoleon Hill. The Napoleon Hill Foundation. 2004. Pgs. 60-61.
Most people can manifest the small things quickly. This is because they do not have any resistance around the small things, and because they don’t think thoughts that contradict them. When it comes to the bigger things, however, people often emit thoughts of doubt or worry that contradict those bigger things. This is the only difference in terms of the time it takes for something to manifest.
(source Rhonda Byrne Secret Scrolls)
Most of us may not feel a deep interest in the balancing of the stars and planets, but all of us do have a keen interest in the methods by which we may take full advantage of the great Law of Universal Balance in adjusting the circumstances affecting our individual lives so that they benefit us. The best way to secure benefits from this great law is, first, by taking possession of our power of thought and using it to relate ourselves to the circumstances we can control, in a manner favorable to ourselves; and second, to use this same power of thought to adjust ourselves beneficially to all the circumstances affecting our lives which we cannot control.
From this brief analysis of the Law of Balance we are heartened and encouraged by the observation that this law keeps everything throughout the universe in line with nature’s established pattern and plan, except man – the only living creature with the power to deviate from the influence of this, and all other natural laws, if and when he chooses, and is willing to pay the price for his deviation.
If you are searching for the supreme secret of success in all human endeavors, here is a very suitable point at which to stop, ponder, meditate and think, with the hope that the small still voice which speaks from within may bless you with the knowledge you seek.
Source:You Can Work Your Own Miracles. Fawcett. 1996. Pgs. 114-115.
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