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> ERA Quick Connections – March 2023, Vol. 1

March 2023, Volume 1


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 contracted in February for the fourth consecutive month after a period of 28 months of growth.

The electrical equipment, appliances and components sector reported growth in February, while the computer and electronic products sector reported contraction in February. Read the full report.


> IDC reports that PC and tablet shipments will be down 11 percent in 2023 due to declining demand. Read more.

> As the U.S. Space Force explores and develops training in digital and virtual realms, the need for electronic parts will increase. Read more.

> “If you’re not losing some business because of price, you’re not charging enough,” writes Industrial Distribution magazine. Read more about ways to protect your profit and sell on value, not price.


> ERA will host a virtual demonstration of its new online search tool, ERA, on Thursday, March 23 at 4 PM ET / 3 PM CT. Sam Richter, founder of Intel Engine, will demonstrate how the tool – available to ERA members through an annual subscription – can be useful to you and your business. All are welcome to log in to this free virtual event via Zoom. View more information and join us at this virtual event!

> ERA is now accepting advertising requests for the Spring 2023 issue of The Representor, with discounted rates for the special EDS section! Submit your ad request online by Friday, March 17. This issue will be mailed to approximately 3,500 industry members and bonus-distributed at the 2023 EDS Summit in Las Vegas in May. Questions? Contact Clare Kluck, ERA Communications Director, at

> ERA is proud to co-host the EDS Leadership Summit, which will take place May 16-19, 2023, at the Mirage Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Registration is now open for this year’s Summit. A new and expanded set of sponsorship opportunities is available for this year’s Summit. Consider promoting your company and supporting the industry by becoming a sponsor!


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

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