posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 02:44 PM
In my area this is what I see, it is real and this is my experience. The best way I can prove it is for you to come and see it yourself. I cannot say
it is proof of an economy getting better or worse. In my opinion it is an economy that is unmoving. I am lucky to live in an area that has not be as
heavily effected as others. Regardless this is what I see.
At this time there are a lot of jobs hiring. There is expected growth in business and they are ramping up for it. This is not seasonal shopping
increase in job but an increase in production jobs. Being located in the central U.S. makes a good place for factories as shipping is centralized and
there are many ways to ship including railway, air, truck, and boat.
What I also see is that there have been many foreclosed homes bought by people, not banks or business, but real people. These homes were foreclosed
and the way I understand it cheaper than buying another house outright though. I also see homes that are for sale for months and even years as they
sit empty. Looking at the prices it seems people are asking more than the home is worth or more than people are willing to pay which is one and the
same in my eye.
I also see people trying to sell vehicles that sit for months without selling. I see new cars hitting the road though. I also see people who in the
past few years either traded in a car that got better MPG or did the cash for clunkers. Regardless they bought big not fuel efficient trucks and then
sit and complain about how much it costs to put fuel in it. To tell the truth I stopped looking at fuel prices and fill up at a half tank when needed.
Not looking at the prices removed a small amount of stress from my life; I need to buy it so why worry about the cost. The car I drive gets average
fuel economy, not great but also not bad.
Back to my point though, what I see here is an economy that is not moving yet but is working at moving forward. Factories are hiring and spending
money that they were not spending last year. Due to things happening with my company (not going to get into the details as this could give away vital
information) things are really expected to improve. Within the next year huge growth is expected in my company as well as other factories around. With
the company I am with though things are looking very positive. Job growth means home and car sales will improve.