Inland Empire manufacturers’ production and orders are on the rise, meaning companies anticipate increased business from consumers, according to the latest economic report from the Institute for Applied Research at Cal State San Bernardino. The Purchasing Manager’s Index has been upbeat for 15 consecutive months, which reflects strong growth for both the manufacturing sector, as well as the overall economy.
The Institute’s Barbara Sirotnik noted the region’s purchasing managers index in March was 62.8, which was a slight increase from February, yet well above the 50 benchmark that measures local manufacturing growth.
The survey showed manufacturing remains in growth mode, with 35% of area purchasing managers forecasting the economy will improve in the coming quarter, and just 10% expecting it to weaken. The majority of respondents, 55%, believe the Inland Empire economy will remain the same for the coming quarter.
Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services.
In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company.
In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix.
Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator.
Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements.
Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.
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