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Who's In the Clear – Which industries have actually seen the light of recovery?

Sageworks, Inc used it’s data gathering to answer this question. Sageworks’
data is aggregated in real time at a rate of approximately 1,000
financial statements per day in a shared data model with thousands of
financial professionals.I recommend their credit analysis software for both my bank/CU and my CPA clients.

Their data was used to answer the question: Which industries have actually seen the light of recovery? While individual businesses and even geographic areas will be different, it might help you to know the top five recoveries:

  1. Manufacturing
  2. Wholesale Trade
  3. Retail Trade
  4. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing,
    and Hunting  (private)
  5. Arts, Entertainment, and
    Recreation  (private)

In some ways that seems to cover a lot of ground. Follow this link to see the sales growth percentage change for 2008, 2009 and 2009 .

About the Author
Linda Keith CPA is an expert in credit risk readiness and credit analysis. She trains banks and credit unions throughout the United States, both in-house and in open-enrollment sessions, on Tax Return and Financial Statement Analysis. She is in the trenches with lenders, analysts and underwriters helping them say "yes" to good loans. Creator of the Tax Return Analysis Virtual Classroom at, she speaks at banking associations on risk management, lending and director finance topics.