Economic Insight and Resources

Managing in an Uncertain Economy: Monthly Webinar Series with ITR Economics

Sponsored by East Penn, Manufacturer of Deka Batteries

MHEDA is offering members a FREE monthly interview-style presentation series to help your company plan during these unpredictable times. ITR Economics will provide data and analysis on what to expect in 2021. During this series, presenters will cover industry trends, business to business activity, trade, inflation, interest rates and more. Using leading indicators, attendees will learn how to identify where they are in the business cycle and which inputs should guide their strategy to make the right decisions at the right time.

2021 Series Schedule (Click on each date to register for the session or click on past programs to view recorded version. Member login required).

  • June 15, 2021
  • September 23, 2021

Custom Economic Advisory Report

The Custom Economic Advisory Report, produced by ITR Economics, is designed specifically for MHEDA Members. ITR Economics has provided business leaders with economic information, insight, analysis, and strategy since 1948.

This Quarterly Report is FREE to MHEDA Members and provides clear, actionable information on current economic trends. It will give you expanded tools to help you better plan for the future and offers important information for seven markets applicable to your Material Handling Business. 

This report will help you:

→  Learn about coming demand for your products and services;
→  Uncover foresight of the expected growth and contraction in the market;
→  Understand Management Objectives™ for strategic use of the information;
→  Gain insight into overall US economic trends;
→  Review dashboard of current and projected growth rates;
→  Read quickly – includes a clear overview for the busy professional who may not have time immediately to look through the entire report.

Order Report Now (requires member login)

More Economic Resources Available to Members


Economic Advisory Podcasts

Don’t have time to read an economic report? Listen to the podcast! In approximately 10-minutes you will hear the critical highlights of the economic report via podcast. Available exclusively to MHEDA Members for no charge – included with your member dues!

Economic Advisory Report: July 2021 – Listen Now

Economic Advisory Report: April 2021 – Listen Now

Economic Advisory Report: January 2021 – Listen Now

Economic Advisory Report: October 2020 – Listen Now

Economic Advisory Report: July 2020 – Listen Now

Economic Advisory Report: April 2020 – Listen Now

MHEDA-TV Videos on the Economy

Q&A with Economist Brian Beaulieu
ITR CEO, Brian Beaulieu answers questions received during his recent interview for MHEDA’s virtual convention. Watch Now

Financial Management in a Time of Crisis – June 15, 2020
Many small businesses are trying to figure out how to survive in the midst of the current pandemic crisis. In times like these, cash really is king. Industry veteran, Buddy Smith, will present several techniques that will help leaders manage through the current crisis by preserving the all-important asset – cash. Watch Now

Getting to the Financial Light at the End of the Tunnel – April 2020
Al Bates, Principal, Distribution Performance Project explains in detail some key financial tools to measure your options during this uncertain time. Separate free courses for Industrial Truck and Storage & Handling distributors are available exclusively to members. Watch Now

ITR’s News, Economic Blog Posts

Read the latest insights from ITR’s Speakers, CEO, President and more.  View Blog Posts