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Andy Paparozzi

Mr. Paparozzi joined SGIA in July 2018. Previously, he worked 31 years at the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), where he developed the Association’s State of the Industry Series, Capital Investment Report, and numerous other studies on the commercial printing industry’s performance and prospects. He has also taught mathematics, statistics, and economics at various colleges.

Recent Posts

Who Says Manufacturing Doesn’t Matter?

Posted by Andy Paparozzi on 1/15/20 7:30 AM

For 30 years, the economic orthodoxy has been that America should focus on high value-added innovation and leave manufacturing to low-cost countries such as China and Mexico. Simply put, we should “innovate here and manufacture there.”

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Topics: Printing Industry, Economy, Manufacturing

The 2019 Economic Outlook

Posted by Andy Paparozzi on 12/3/18 11:03 AM

In 2018, the American economy grew for the ninth consecutive year. We can expect this growth to continue in 2019 at approximately this year’s pace. The economy’s recent acceleration pairs with GDP growing faster now than in recent years. Consumer and federal spending have increased as well, also contributing to the economic acceleration.A large contributor to this trend is business investments in innovations like new equipment and software, which is up 8.7%, more than doubling the 3.7% gain from a year ago.

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Topics: Insider, SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Print, Leadership and Culture, Growing and Developing People, Printing United

SGIA Featured on Podcasts from the Printerverse

Posted by Andy Paparozzi on 10/23/18 10:52 AM

I recently participated in a podcast discussion where I had the pleasure of introducing the SGIA Critical Trends Report: Commercial Printing, which we will publish in November. Among the points discussed were: 

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Topics: Insider, SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Leadership and Culture, Business Solution, Business Solutions, Education