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2020 BP Pulse: A Distribution & Manufacturing Survey


Welcome to the fourth annual edition of the BP Pulse. This initiative continues to be a successful collaborative effort between the professionals of Berntson Porter’s Distribution and Manufacturing practice group, carefully selected experts, and feedback from closely held, mid-market businesses within the Puget Sound Region. As a result of this incredible partnership, we’re heading into a new decade with an exclusive in-depth look and fresh insights on local manufacturing and distribution companies, which are so important to the local economy.

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CONTENTS:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ………………………………………..2

SUPPLY CHAIN LANDSCAPE ………………………………..3

CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES ………………………..4

CAPITAL BUDGETS & FINANCING …………………………5

REGIONAL COST OF LIVING / TRANSPORTATION …6

WORKFORCE  ………………………………………………………8

TECHNOLOGY ………………………………………………………10

TARIFFS & TAXES …………………………………………………11