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Regional Manufacturing Outlook

West coast

Fabrication activity mixed, farming improves

Southeast

Commercial building activity likely to see a pickup but energy-related projects remain sidelined

Midwest

A slew of divergent forces are at work that sometimes make it difficult for private enterprises to invest in domestic capital expansion, yet they are doing it, and especially in the resurgent Midwest rust belt.

Gulf states

Energy sector woes offset a bit by building activity

New England/Northeast

Despite mixed year-end revenues, manufacturers to raise 2016 spending

Southwest

Machinery demand mixed, electronics Sales weaken, but ranchers rebuild herds

Pacific Northwest

Manufacturing is uneven, livestock is steady and aircraft hits a bump

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