The economic situation becomes more complex in the world. So there is an active search for methods for optimization of business.
These sentences are mine. I have the feeling that the second sentence is clumsy and does not sound natural in English. I can't remember how these sentences are called in English grammar when the pronoun "it" serves as the grammatical subject followed by the verb in the present continuous tense. For example, "it is snowing". So I want to formulate the sentence about the active search for methods of optimization in the same way. Is it possible to use the present continous tense in such a sentence?