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Indiana Manufacturing Job Growth Leads the Nation

Posted 7:02 PM by
The future for manufacturing in Indiana looks bright. Per the Northwest Indiana Times, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a 2.8 percent employment gain over 2013 as Indiana gained 13,700 factory jobs over the past 12 months, edging out second-place Texas by 700 jobs. Despite the recent growth, however, Indiana has still not returned to its pre-recession levels: With approximately 502,800 manufacturing jobs, we are still short by 10,000 jobs as the pre-recession high was 513,200.
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Macro Manufacturing: Global Picture Shows Industry Landscape Shifting

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Sometimes it’s helpful to take a step back and look at the big picture. We’ve come a long way since the recession hit the United States in late 2007. And let’s not forget that we were far from the only country affected. The New York Times provides a good snapshot of how the global manufacturing landscape looks today as compared to pre-recession levels in “Global Industrial Production Shakes Off 2007 Doldrums.”
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David Charles to Moderate Discussion at Healthcare Leaders of New York’s Financial Implications of Outpatient Care Event

Posted 11:53 AM by
David Charles, partner-in-charge of Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Healthcare Resources Group, will serve as moderator for Healthcare Leaders of New York’s Oct. 16 event, “Financial Implications: The Push from Inpatient to Outpatient Care.”
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Employee Spotlight: Bill Harlow

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Bill Harlow knows a thing or two about the importance of perseverance. Bill is not just Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Director of Business Development with more than 20 years of experience in professional services, including 14 in tax and audit. He is also the firm’s resident Ironman.
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Manufacturing and Logistics Important for Crafting Indiana’s Future Economy

Posted 8:37 PM by
In the first of what will be 14 different studies on the economic environment of Indiana, the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) this summer analyzed active Indiana industries’ historical growth and future potential with the goal of determining a strategy for long term economic growth in Indiana.
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Annual Manufacturing Reports Provide Important Data for Future Growth Initiatives

Posted 7:06 PM by
The 2014 Manufacturing and Logistics National Report recently issued by Conexus Indiana and Ball State University's Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) leaves no doubt that Indiana has moved well beyond the Great Recession. Manufacturing and logistics are thriving in Indiana. The Report Card complements Katz, Sapper & Miller's annual Indiana Manufacturing Survey. 
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EPA Rule "Reigns" on Manufacturing

Posted 7:49 PM by
U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy recently introduced a sweeping initiative to curb national power plant emissions by nearly a third by 2030. The announcement is meant to be the centerpiece of President Obama’s plans to tackle climate change, and it is characterized as “ambitious but achievable.” However, passionate debate has erupted in response to the 645-page proposal, which is set to be finalized next year.
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‘Grow Your Restaurant’ Podcast: Andy Marshall of Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant

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Andy Marshall, owner of Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant in Tennessee, joins us to discuss how Puckett’s achieves sales at more than twice the rate of the top quartile of restaurants, based on the National Restaurant Association's 2013-2014 Restaurant Operations Report.
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Employee Spotlight: Mike Gizzi

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Mike Gizzi, a manager in Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Healthcare Resources Group, leads the firm’s consulting initiatives for hospitals, health systems and physician groups. He also contributes to the Healthcare Resources Group’s practice development initiatives. But before donning leather dress shoes, Mike laced up Nikes in Europe, where he played professional basketball for 12 years.
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4 Ways for Restaurants to Control Food Costs

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How does your food cost stack up against other restaurant operations? It is not uncommon for us to see a 5% difference in food cost between high-preforming operations and under-performing operations. The question is, what are the effective operations doing that the under performers are not?
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