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

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

New Manufacturing Orders Surge in Texas

Factories should be humming in Texas based on the latest manufacturing outlook survey from the Dallas Fed. In January, the new orders index spiked to....More

The Regulatory Cloud Threatens

What could dampen a manufacturer's spirits after the holidays and months of at least modest economic growth? Let's try that old reliable -....More

Sustainability and Innovation: 10 Articles to Spark Your Thinking

I visited plants across the United States in 2013 from a variety of different industries, but two themes running through all of them was the need for....More

Broad Economic Index Shows Healthier US Economy

The U.S. economy continued to show signs of improvement in the latest Chicago Fed National Activity Index released today. The index increased to +0....More

PNC Economist Sees Global Growth Gaining Traction

Despite many challenges, the world economy is closing 2013 with at least modest signs of improvement. Bill Adams, senior international economist for....More

The Good Ship USS Manufacturing [INFOGRAPHIC]

The U.S. Census Bureau has a new infographic depicting manufacturing's contribution to American exports. Manufacturing accounts for nearly 60% of all....More

On Exports, Should the US Be Scolding Germany?

Remember the Obama administration, the one that set an ambitious goal in 2010 of doubling exports and in the process creating 2 million U.S. jobs?....More
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