BizTracker: Fewer manufacturers report growth in mid-year survey

    More than 60 percent of manufacturers reported that they are in growth mode, according to The Paranet Group’s 2015 mid-year survey. That is down from 73 percent at the end of 2014.

    The strong U.S. dollar, a decrease in mining and military contracts, and an increase in exports from Canada and Mexico were cited as reasons for slower growth. Other factors were weak oil pricing and seasonality. 

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