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A monthly publication to help the middle market anticipate and address the unique issues and challenges facing their businesses and the industries in which they operate.

The U.S. middle market makes up one-third of the country’s economy and employs one-third of its workforce, yet this economic growth engine is often overlooked. As the leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services to middle market businesses, RSM wants to change the conversation.

The Real Economy is a first step. This monthly publication provides economic information and insights for and about the middle market. It helps shine a light on the unique needs and opportunities of this important segment of our economy.

Current edition

Tax plan details would mean major changes for middle market

Tax plan details would mean major changes for middle market

The plan's controversial treatment of pass-through entities and popular deductions will frame the debate over the next several months.

  • Joe Brusuelas
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  • November 09, 2017

Recent issues

Trump administration, Congress publish framework for tax reform

Trump administration, Congress publish framework for tax reform

Can a divided D.C. enact sweeping tax reform? We take a look at what kind of change to expect and when—or if—to expect it.

  • Joe Brusuelas
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  • October 05, 2017
12 days in September: Congress returns to work

12 days in September: Congress returns to work

Congress has only 12 legislative days to get its house in order and begin debate on the long-awaited plan to engage in tax reform this year.

  • Joe Brusuelas
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  • September 08, 2017
Budget battle looms as summer winds down

Budget battle looms as summer winds down

If Congress doesn't agree to lift the debt ceiling, it may create the conditions for a renewed financial crisis.

  • Joe Brusuelas
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  • August 10, 2017
Middle market continues to outperform amid modest economic growth

Middle market continues to outperform amid modest economic growth

The middle market is outperforming larger peers, but there's a gap between positive expectations and the policy reforms needed to meet them.

  • Joe Brusuelas
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  • July 13, 2017
Why modernizing NAFTA is crucial for the middle market

Why modernizing NAFTA is crucial for the middle market

For middle market firms the renegotiation and modernization of NAFTA represents a major opportunity to take advantage of trade innovations.

  • Joe Brusuelas
  • |
  • June 08, 2017

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