1. April 2014 Viewpoints Survey - State of Tri-State Manufacturing

Please take a few minutes and help the Cincinnati Business Courier with a five-question survey on the topic of the state of Tri-State Manufacturing. Your answers are anonymous and will be used in the aggregate in a monthly feature titled Viewpoints and sponsored by the Cincinnati office of Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of six global audit, tax and advisory organizations.

* 1. Is your company involved in manufacturing?

* 2. If yes, would you say it is easier or more difficult to find skilled workers in 2014 compared to five years ago?

* 3. If your company operates globally, are you reshoring any of your activities to the U.S.?

* 4. Are technology improvements you’ve incorporated meeting your expectations?

* 5. As a manufacturer, what is your company’s most significant challenge in 2014?

* 6. Please provide your name and contact information if you would like to give us additional input and possibly be featured on our Viewpoints page. Otherwise, your responses will be anonymous.