Fred Hartman Bridge ISM-Houston February Business Report

Modest Growth Continues

Manufacturing Contracting at a Slow Pace (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston area supply chain executives, overall economic activity in Houston expanded in October for the fifth month led by improving expansion in non-manufacturing activities. Manufacturing activities contracted at a very slow pace again this month. The Houston Purchasing Managers Index fell a modest 0.2 […]

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Economic Growth Continues

Services Lead Expansion (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston area supply chain executives, overall economic activity in Houston expanded in September for the fourth month led by improving expansion in non-manufacturing activities. Manufacturing activities contracted at a very slow pace again this month. The Houston Purchasing Managers Index rose a modest 0.8 points to 53.4 […]

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Houston Economy Strengthens

Corona Virus Concerns Moderate (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston area supply chain executives, overall economic activity in Houston expanded in August for the third month in a row led by modest expansion in non-manufacturing activities. Manufacturing activities contracted at a very slow pace during the month. The Houston Purchasing Managers Index rose 4.7 points […]

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Houston Economic Expansion Moderates

Concerns Regarding the Corona Virus Continue (Houston, Texas) – According to Houston area supply chain executives, overall economic activity in Houston expanded in July for the second month in a row. Manufacturing activity contracted at a modestly faster pace. The Houston Purchasing Managers Index fell 1.6 points to 47.9 during the month. Two of the […]

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Houston Economy Returns to Expansion

(Houston, Texas) – According to Houston area supply chain executives, overall economic activity in Houston expanded in June for the first time in four months. Manufacturing activity continued to contract, although at a much slower pace. The Houston Purchasing Managers Index rose 9.3 points to 49.5 in June. Two of the three underlying indicators that […]

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Economy Contracting at a Slower Pace

(Houston, Texas) – According to Houston area supply chain executives, economic activity in Houston contracted at a slower pace in May than it did in April. Overall economic activity has now contracted for three months. The Houston Purchasing Managers Index rose 5.6 points to 40.2 in May. Two of the three underlying indicators that have […]

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