While most of the country is under the sever winter chill, the latest signs we are seeing is pointing to tremendous growth. Factory production increased 0.8 percent in February, its largest advance since last August, after a 0.9 percent January drop, the Federal Reserve said. Economists had expected a gain of 0.2 percent.
The higher then expected retail sales has caused a cascading effect that we can feel now. While the cold weather may put a small damper on this growth the long term forecast seems promising.