Jim Meil

Principal, Industry Analysis
ACT Research


Jim Meil has been recognized as a leading industrial sector economist and planner for over 35 years. At ACT Research, he is responsible for presentations, analysis, and commentary on the North American economy, and analyzing how goods-producing sectors are contributing to freight conditions and vocational activity. He is a contributor to Blue Chip Economic Indicators and The Wall Street Journal monthly U.S. economic forecast panels, and is frequently quoted in national and transportation industry press. Meil has received first-place recognition in the Wall Street Journal’s survey of 50 forecasters and ranked among USA Today’s “Top 10 Economic Forecasters” for accuracy. Prior to joining ACT Research, Meil spent almost 30 years in the Corporate Planning and Treasury departments of Eaton Corporation. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Business Economics, the professional trade group of business economists, and worked for Chase Econometrics and for Burroughs Corporation before joining Eaton.


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