Steve Minter

Executive Editor, IndustryWeek

Focus: Global Economy & International Trade



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An award-winning editor, Executive Editor Steve Minter covers global economic and international trade issues, tackling subject matter ranging from manufacturing trends, public policy and regulations in developed and emerging markets to global regulation and currency exchange rates. As well, he supervises content production of all IW editorial products including the magazine,, research and informationproducts, and executive conferences. 

Before joining the IW staff, Steve was publisher and editorial director of Penton Media’s EHS Today, where he was instrumental in the development of the Champions of Safety and America’s Safest Companies recognition programs.

Steve received his B.A. in English from Oberlin College. He is married and has two children.

Posts by Steve Minter

Vladimir Putin and the Amazing Flying Car

Now that Russia has annexed Crimea, there remains the pesky issue of getting there from Russia. Let's assume for now that Russia won't grab any more....More

Small Business Optimism Takes a Dive

Uncertainty stemming from Washington blamed for sharp dip in small business optimism....More

The Manufacturing GPS: Where Are We Now?

I was pleased when a young engineer came up to me and said that my talk had made him feel better about his career in manufacturing. I was speaking to....More

January Employment 'Little Changed' -- Rut-Roh

The gain of 113,000 jobs in January reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will do little to spark the economy....More

Trade Deficit Remains 'Substantial Threat' to US Manufacturing

Aside from energy, the US trade deficit in goods continued to rise in 2013....More

Just What Do They Put in a Chicken McNugget?

McDonald's Canada has released a video to answer that burning question: Is there pink slime in a Chicken McNugget?....More

3-D Printing: One Small Step for a Greener Airplane?

Airbus Group Innovations and EOS, a 3-D printing company, recently conducted an environmental comparison between a conventional aircraft bracket and....More

Are We Getting Our Manufacturing Signals Crossed?

Economist Alan Tonelson says the PMI suffers from a more fundamental problem – its forecasts don’t line up with the actual government data....More

File This Under Wish It Were True

In his State of the Union address (looking at the ratings, apparently a huge win for Netflix and Xbox), President Obama enthusiastically declared:....More

Unconditional Love for the State of the Union

The State of the Union address is almost upon us. In official Washington circles, this is known as the Day of Maximum Help, for groups far and wide....More

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