The seasonally adjusted Milwaukee Report on Business climbed to 47.14 in September from 42.92 in August, the Institute for Supply Management-Milwaukee reported Friday.

New orders received grew to 37.90 from 35.47, production rose to 41.76 from 34.41, employment increased to 56.61 from 50.10, supplier deliveries gained to 53.79 from 42.72, and backlog of orders spiked to 42.50 from 32.00.

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