“Over the years, I’ve used ITR reports and data to track company revenue data by month and monitor my 3/12 and 12/12 rates of change to determine the current stage of my company’s economic cycle (recovery, accelerating growth, slowing growth or recession) and where we are headed.”
Steve Patterson, Executive VP & CFO, Trans-Matic Mfg. Co., Inc. |

Member Since 1976

ITR’s Alliance is the leading tool that allows you to benchmark your company’s data against more than 100 industry indicators—covering automotive, appliance, consumer products, aerospace, medical, heavy truck, agricultural/off-highway and many more industries—as well as additional indicators that are related to the core U.S. and global economies.

Alliance is an on-demand portal where you create trend reports on the key economic indicators important to you. Once your reports are set up, just update the data on a weekly or monthly basis and share the information with your company’s leaders.

Benefits of the Alliance:

  • Allows members to securely and confidentially upload unlimited company data sets to view their business in Data Trends, Rates-of-Change and benchmark their business against indicators hand selected by PMA.
  • Members have access to ITR Economics’ highly accurate market forecasts purchased by PMA and available in the Trends Report.
  • Provides information on the Phases of the Business Cycle so members can deploy the correct management objectives based on their internal growth metrics.
  • Generates a timing analysis between members' company data and the indicators to understand the timing relationship they have with the overall economy, key vertical markets and commodities.

PMA members can purchase the Alliance at an introductory price of $650 per year, a savings of $7,500 if purchased directly with ITR. To purchase the Alliance, contact at 216-901-8800 ext. 146.

Forecast 101 Presentation

Business leaders that want to understand the importance of using Leading Indicator Analysis in their business planning and how to properly use it will want to watch this presentation on the following components:

  • General overview of ITR Economics' Forecasting Steps
  • Understanding how to calculate and use Rates-of-Change in your internal forecasting processes
  • How to identify ITR Checking Points
  • Developing a system of Leading Indicators
  • How to properly work a Timing Analysis between two subject data sets
  • How to identify and properly use the Phases of the Business Cycle
  • Actionable advice for each Phase of the Business Cycle

Methodology 101 Presentation

Need help understanding the importance of using Rates-of-Change methodology in your business planning and how to properly use it? This presentation will include the following components:

  • ITR Economics' Terminology Review
  • Understanding how to calculate and use Rates-of-Change
  • The general use of Leading Indicators
  • How to identify and use the Phases of the Business Cycle
  • Actionable advice for each Phase of the Business Cycle

About ITR Economics

Founded in 1948, ITR Economics is the oldest privately held, continuously operating economic research and consulting firm in the United States. With a long-term accuracy rating of 94.7%, ITR Economics has forecast major economic events such as the Great Recession of 2008 years in advance. ITR provides reliable industry and company forecasts tailored to clients’ needs and offers economic webinars, subscription periodicals, consultative reports, and data-collection services.

Questions about Alliance?
Contact Cindy Minn, membership and industry data manager, at 216-901-8800 ext. 146.