Monday, 12 March 2012
Good news on the economic front...
On the way to work this morning I couldn't ignore the positive news reports on the radio about the economy in Scotland. The bank reporting the risk of lapsing into a 'double dip recession' diminishing and employment growth in the services and manufacturing sectors is certainly welcome news as we approach the second quarter of 2012.
In my opinion, the media has more responsibility for driving the economy than most people realise. More reports that generate positive thinking and promote investment in business is what we really need to keep growing. I can't tell you how many times I've heard that budgets have been frozen or a purchase is on hold because of fear that an economist has generated. For companies to remain competitive in the global market place, they must continue to invest in new technology, develop better products and market them accordingly. The 'big players' out there use various tools to stay ahead of the game while generating the excitement required to sell products even when we are told recovery could be months/years away.
The same factors apply in every industrial sector, innovative products that make either our job easier or lifestyle better will attract investment.
Check out our blog on Henry Technolgies who are utilising SolidWorks to design and continually improve their refrigeration valves.