Economist forecasts growth, tells plastics industry to prepare
By Gayle S. Putrich, Staff Reporter for Plastics News
Brace yourself, because things are about to get good.
That’s the economic forecast according to Alan Beaulieu, president of ITR Economics, at the International Association of Plastics Distribution annual Convention and Plastics Expo in Chicago in November.
Overall, and in spite of some naysayers, the U.S. economy is looking good, Beaulieu declared in his keynote address, noting record high levels of activity for industrial production and a strong GDP.
“You’re going to find I’m quite bullish on the U.S., and not because of a sense of patriotism. Because of reality,” he said. “Where the economy goes, so does plastics demand. Where the economy goes is going to be up. You’re going to like life.”