Economic Reports Offer Predictions, Guidance for Industry Future
• Strategies to profit from ancillary services
• Tips on expanding your market space
Ronnie H. Davis has served as chief economist of Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation since 1988. His responsibilities include strategic, business, management, and employment policy research; economic analysis and forecasting; market research; international business issues; and the association’s futures studies program. He is the 2005 recipient of the Neil Richards Visionary Leadership Award for applying innovative, futuristic thinking to the graphic arts industry.
Ed Gleeson joined PIA/GATF as an economic and market research analyst in April 2005 and is now manager of economic and market research. His responsibilities include managing the administration and logistics of PIA/GATF surveys, including the Quarterly Market and Member Needs Surveys. He also manages and develops publications such as the Print Market Atlas , Wage & Salary Surveys, and other research studies.
These downloadable PDF publications, Looking Forward: What’s Next for the Economy and Print Markets in 2008–2009 (Item No. 1838) and Expanding the Print Market Space: Printers’ Diversification into Ancillary Services (Item No. 1839) are both free to PIA/GATF members. Non-members can purchase the PDF reports for $250 apiece. In addition, all of PIA/GATFPress’s nearly 200 publications are available online at www.gain.net, or by phone (toll-free 866-855-4283), fax (301-393-2555), or mail (200 Deer Run Road, Sewickley, PA 15143).
PIA/GATF is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association representing an industry with more than 1.2 million employees. It serves the interests of more than 12,000 member companies. PIA/GATF, along with its affiliates, delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information.