Outlook 2011: Growth Returns, But ...

Outlook 2011: Growth Returns, But ...

Operators in most onsite segments can look forward to growth in the 2.5-5 percent range next year, but several looming trends will challenge them.

A year ago, forecasters surveying the U.S. economic landscape were looking desperately for “green shoots” to indicate that growth might be returning and that government stimulus efforts were having an impact. This year, while plenty of green shoots have sprouted, flowering still seems a long way off and concern is increasing about the dangers of over-fertilization.

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