Economic Outlook Projections

4th Q 2017 ACTUAL

Sales/business Volume Status Actual # of Businesses responding % of Businesses responding
Declining   2   7%
Steady 17 59%
Steady Growth 10 34%
Rapid Growth   0   0%

93% showing actual Steady to Rapid growth

1st Q 2018 Projections

Sales/business Volume Status Actual # of Businesses responding % of Businesses responding
Declining   0   0%
Steady 21  72%
Steady Growth   8  28%
Rapid Growth   0    0%

100% projecting Steady to Rapid growth

2nd Q 2018 Projections

Sales/business Volume Status Actual # of Businesses responding % of Businesses responding
Declining  3 10%
Steady 17 59%
Steady Growth   8 28%
Rapid Growth   1   3%

90% projecting Steady to Steady growth

  • Those who have employees on layoff at this time – 0 or 0%; 100% DO NOT have anyone on layoff

  • Those who project layoffs in 1st and 2nd quarters – 1 or 3%; 97% DO NOT project layoffs

  • Those who are or project hiring through 2nd quarter 2018 – 23 or 79% DO project hiring

Responding employers are comprised of the following types of businesses:

Manufacturing 15 52%
Distribution   4 14%
Office/Service   3 10%
Healthcare   6 21%
Education   1   3%
 

Surveyed employers in aggregate employ 11,000+ at this time (represents approx. 1/3 of current, total labor force)

1. Automation International
2. AutoZone
3. Blue Cross/Blue Shield
4. Bunge Milling
5. Carle Physicians Group
6. CCMSI
7.  Central States Dist. Service
8. Christie Clinic 
9. Danville School District #118
10. Danville Metal Stamping 
11. Danville Polyclinic 
12. Dawson Logistics
13. DynaChem
14. Full Fill
15. Genpact
16. KIK
17. Masterguard 
18. McLane Midwest 
19. Mervis Industries 
20. Presence USMC
21. Quaker/Pepsico
22. The Sygma Network 
23. TH Snyder
24. thyssenkrupp Presta 
25. thyssenkrupp Crankshaft 
26. Trigard
27. Veterans Admin. Illiana Health Care
28. Viscofan 
29. Watchfire