Atlanta, GA – ECIA Chief Analyst Dale Ford hosts Cliff Waldman, CEO of New World Economics on The Channel Channel podcast to talk about the continuing impact of the pandemic on the global economy. The two weave the multiple threads of the continuing crisis, the China-U.S. trade conflict, Brexit, and other geopolitical events into a rich tapestry that reveals the patterns to help listeners understand what’s likely to come in the coming quarters.  This is one podcast that strategic planners in the electronic components industry really need to hear.

Cliff Waldman, 2020 National Economists Club Board of Governors Chair and 2019 President, is the CEO of New World Economics, a consulting firm that offers a range of forecasting and data creation services to private companies, trade groups and governments. He is also the host of “Manufacturing Matters with Cliff Waldman”, a weekly podcast show on Manufacturing Talk Radio.

“In this interview with Cliff Waldman we gain insights on the unfolding dynamics regarding crucial economic topics,” explained Ford. “Cliff gives us his expectations for growth through the end of 2020; the need for another economic stimulus package; China’s impact on the US economy and manufacturing; concerns regarding the critical small business manufacturing base, the dangers posed by ongoing Brexit disputes, and other hot issues.  The listener will be richly rewarded for the investment of time in this podcast!”

The complete podcast can be heard at, or from iTunes or other podcast distribution services.

About ECIA

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is made up of the leading electronic component manufacturers, their manufacturer representatives and authorized distributors. ECIA members share a common goal of promoting and improving the business environment for the authorized sale of electronic components. Comprised of a broad array of leaders and professionals representing all phases of the electronics components supply chain, ECIA is where business optimization, product authentication and industry advocacy come together. ECIA members develop industry guidelines and technical standards, as well as generate critical business intelligence. For more information, visit or call 678-393-9990.  

PCB West Virtual 2020 has more than 125 hours’ worth of technical sessions on printed circuit design and manufacturing available through Oct. 12. 

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