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Manufacturing Sector Continues to Grow Despite Challenges with Meeting Demand

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in July, although at a slower rate than June, with the overall economy notching a 14th consecutive month of growth, according to the Manufacturing ISM Report on Business from the Institute for Supply Management. read more

Umpqua Bank Survey Shows Surging Optimism, Transformational Shifts in Middle Market

According to a study from Umpqua Bank, despite the heavy toll businesses faced last year, optimism has now surged past pre-COVID-19-pandemic levels and many companies report being well positioned for growth in the year ahead. read more

ELFA: Equipment Finance Industry Logs 17% Y/Y Increase in New Business Volume in June

According to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), overall new business volume for June was $10.4 billion, up 17% year over year from new business volume in June 2020. read more

ELFF’s Q3 Industry Snapshot Projects ‘Healthy’ Expansion of Equipment/Software Investment

According to the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s Q3 2021 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Snapshot, equipment and software investment is projected to expand by 13.3% in 2021, the strongest year in a decade. read more

ELFA’s Survey of Equipment Finance Activity Reveals 7% Y/Y Decline in New Business Volume in 2020

According to Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s 2021 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity, new business volume in the equipment finance industry decreased 7% year over year in 2020, marking the first time in a decade that businesses decreased their overall spending on capital equipment. read more

ISM: Economic Activity in Hospital Subsector Increases in June

Economic activity in the hospital subsector grew in June for the 13th consecutive month, according to the latest Hospital ISM Report on Business from the Institute for Supply Management. read more

ELFF Forecasts 13.3% Expansion in Equipment/Software Investment in Outlook Update

According to the Q3/21 update to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation’s 2021 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook, annual equipment and software investment will grow 13.3% in 2021 and annual U.S. GDP growth for 2021 will increase by 6.1%. read more

ISM: Economic Activity in Services Sector Grows in June but Eases from May’s All-Time High

Economic activity in the services sector grew in June for the 13th month in a row, according to the June 2021 Services ISM Report on Business from the Institute for Supply Management. read more

CBIZ Small Business Employment Index Shows Strong Hiring Trends in June

The CBIZ Small Business Employment Index reported a seasonally adjusted increase of 0.34% for June. In addition, 30% of companies in the index expanded employment, 53% made no change to their headcounts and 17% cut back on staffing. read more

ISM: Manufacturing Sector Grows in June Despite Raw Material, Labor Shortages

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in June, with the overall economy notching a 13th consecutive month of growth, according to the June 2021 Manufacturing ISM Report on Business from the Institute for Supply Management. read more

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Holds Steady in June

According to the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s June 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI), overall confidence in the equipment finance market is 71.3, which is steady with the May index of 72.1.   read more

Services Sector Activity Accelerates in May Amidst Raw Material Price Increases, Shortages

Economic activity in the services sector grew in May for the 12th month in a row, according to the latest Services ISM Report on Business from the Institute for Supply Management. read more

ISM: Manufacturing Sector Expands in May Despite ‘Labor Obstacles’

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in May, with the overall economy notching a 12th consecutive month of growth, according to the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business from the Institute for Supply Management. read more

ELFF’s COVID-19 Impact Survey Reveals Portfolio Performance, Work-From-Home Expectations

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the results of its first quarterly COVID-19 Impact and Recovery Survey, revealing a 1% decline in originations in 2020 among respondents as well as data on work-from-home practices and other factors influenced by the pandemic. read more

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Remains Near Historic High in May

According to the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s May 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI), overall confidence in the equipment finance market is 72.1, easing from April’s all-time high of 76.1. read more

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