I've just been talking to the boss of Tata Steel in Wales. They're the biggest private sector employer in Wales and trying hard to expand, even though the economic climate is difficult.
Tata is a global company, so the Welsh plants aren't just competing with business rivals, they are competing internally with other parts of the firm. And the boss there, Jon Feriman, tells me they are at a "competitive disadvantage" with their rivals in Germany or France.
That's because, he says in part, because of the government's policies on energy.I ask him if the government has a policy for growing manufacturing, his answer, a simple, 'no'. See more of our interview on ITV News at 6.30pm.
The UK's shrinking economy has left many business owners unsure of where the economy, the government and their livelihoods are going next.
ITV News has been speaking to people in Swansea where the economic outlook is no brighter than the weather
A point here or there doesn't signal disaster. It is a statistical event. However you phrase it the fact is - the economy is stuck