The Real Economy
A monthly publication for middle market business leaders
THE REAL ECONOMY
The US middle market makes up nearly 40 percent 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 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. Written by our chief economist, Joe Brusuelas, and including the insights of professionals throughout the firm, The Real Economy is RSM's answer to making sure the unique needs and opportunities of this important segment of our economy are given the attention they deserve.
The United States is moving closer to a three-front trade war. We discuss the growing risk to key industries and the middle market economy.
MOST RECENT EDITIONS
In this issue, we examine the case for a US/UK free trade agreement, technology investments, and the impact of tariffs on Canadian lumber.
Middle market companies must consider the impact of possible domestic and global policy decisions and cyberthreats on their business plans.
Housing demand in the United States remains brisk even as issues with supply and affordability mount, particularly in the West.
Concern that market volatility signals an end to the current business cycle may be overblown. Joe Brusuelas, RSM chief economist, explores.
Over the past four decades the economic and trade relationship between the U.S. and China has been dramatically transformed.