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> ERA Quick Connections – Jan. 2022, Vol. 1

Manufacturing Data Reports

Manufacturing data reports from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) are released at the beginning of every month and can be accessed at ISM. The latest report says economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in December with the overall economy achieving an 19th consecutive month of growth. The computer and electronic products sector was one of the 15 industries reporting growth in December.


The global semiconductor market is projected to grow by 8.8 percent in 2022, to $601 billion, driven by double-digit growth of the sensors and logic category. This, and other industry outlooks here.

Each of the 19 major sectors that define the U.S. wholesale distribution sector are on pace to experience positive 2021 revenue growth rates. The electrical and electronics wholesalers market is expected to grow 4.9% in 2022.

A rise in Omicron cases, leading to strict lockdown and quarantine policies in China, could extend supply chain woes in 2022. Read more.


ERA is excited to announce the 15 informative and interactive breakout sessions at the upcoming ERA conference. View the sessions. Pre-registration for the breakout sessions will open the first week of February. Each session is offered twice, which will allow you to attend six breakout sessions during the two-day event. The conference is less than six weeks away, so don’t wait to register or sign up to be a sponsor.

Join the next ERA Water Cooler discussion Tuesday, Jan. 11 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. EST. Our expert panelists will “peer into the crystal ball” and engage in a lively discussion about the outlook for 2022, specifically discussing new markets and technologies to consider, if/how to expand, staying ahead of your competition, and sharpening your tools in 2022. Join us!

ERA Board members, group chairs, chapter officers and managers are encouraged to submit nominations for the 2021 Ray Hall Spirit of ERA Award. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 14, 2022; use the online nomination form to submit as many entries as you like. The award recipient will win a full scholarship to the 2022 ERA Conference.

The ERA Conference hotel room block at the AT&T Center is now sold out and we apologize for any inconvenience. Please visit the ERA Hotel Information page to view details regarding our overflow room block at the nearby AC Hotel, or add your name to the AT&T Center Waitlist.


Click here to browse the searchable ERA Industry Calendar and ERA Chapter Events listings!

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