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

NAM Report Warns Foreign Competitors Outpacing US on Export Assistance

The National Association of Manufacturers brought fresh ammo to the fight over reauthorizing the U.S. Export-Import Bank today with release of a....More

World Bank Lowers Outlook for Global Economy

Despite a "tailwind" from high-income countries such as the United States, developing countries are headed for another year of sub-5% growth,....More

Energy Change You Can't Believe In

Manufacturers in a recent poll say they are skeptical about an "energy premium" and, if one comes, unlikely to spend the windfall on more workers....More

Where Should You Go for Low-Cost Manufacturing?

Asked what location they considered to be the most attractive for low-cost manufacturing aimed at the North American market, executives at small-to-....More

After the Recovery: What Will the New Normal Look Like?

Expect slower growth in the U.S. economy unless the government takes action on education and immigration, warns a new research report from TD....More

Manufacturing Census Report: No One Thought It Would Be Pretty (INFOGRAPHIC)

The United States lost 35,931 manufacturing establishments in the wake of the Great Recession, according to the 2012 Economic Census advance report....More

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

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