A PEST analysis is an analysis of the external macro-environment that effects all firms and industries. PEST is an acronym for Political, Economic, Socio-Cultural, and Technological factors of the external macro-environment.
Collection of anecdotal information on current economic conditions from each of the twelve Federal Reserve District Banks gathered from reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts and other sources. This resource summarizes information by District and sector. Published eight times per year.