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CSUSB report: Pandemic’s supply chain disruptions weigh heavily on Inland Empire
Inland News Today
May 2, 2022

Although the Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) has dropped sharply, the Institute of Applied Research (IAR) at Cal State San Bernardino reported Monday (May 2) that the overall economy is still in growth mode. Local purchasing managers surveyed by the IAR voice concerns about lockdowns in China stemming from one of the worst COVID outbreaks since Wuhan in late 2019 snarling supply lines.

“We foresee that this may lead to several bad months for the U.S. in general and the Inland Empire in particular until the congestion of ships as well as trucks used in import/export activities finally clears,” IAR Director Barbara Sirotnik said.

Read the complete article at “Pandemic’s supply chain disruptions weigh heavily on Inland Empire.”

An audio version of the report was broadcast on the "5/3 KVCR Midday News: Inland Empire Economic Forecast, CA Population Falls Again, Bird Flu Precautions, & More."

This news clip and others may be viewed at “In the Headlines.”