The growth in the manufacturing industry will continue to outperform the overall economy, according to the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI. Daniel J. Meckstroth, chief economist for the MAPI, said that "the prolonged downturn and sluggish recovery have created pent-up demand for some durable goods, including sales of motor vehicles and appliances." MAPI forecasts manufacturing will grow at 6% overall in 2010, and 5% overall in 2011.

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