As the United Auto Workers strike enters it's second week, some local businesses are concerned about the impact this will have on the economy, both locally, and nationally. 

"We're just getting caught back up to all the supply chain issues we had during the COVID years," said Jezree Friend, Assistant Vice President of External Relations at the Manufacturing Business Association of Northwest Pennsylvania. 

"And to put something of this magnitude back into the mix is really going to set a few things back. I know President Biden has made a concerted effort to focus on American manufacturing, and if the Biden administration does not directly get involved, help settle this strike, this could have long term effects."

According to a recent study from the Michigan-based Anderson Economic Group, if the strike lasts longer than 10 days, it could lead to an economic loss of $5.6 billion.