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.
We examine price hedging and the middle market, SNAP funding, GDP, and environmental, social and governance practices.
MOST RECENT EDITIONS
Economic narratives for 2019 include continued trade tensions, more interest rate hikes and declining unemployment and wage growth.
The benefits of low unemployment may be offset by ongoing wage stagnation and a rising number of low-skilled workers who are left behind.
RSM projects holiday spending to be robust in 2018, well above 2017’s final numbers. However, the main catalyst may be somewhat surprising.
Developing markets face growing risks that present a clear and present danger to middle market firms. Learn more in The Real Economy.
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.