The Real Economy: Volume 62
Middle market to feel a slowing economy in 2020
THE REAL ECONOMY |
The decline in middle market business sentiment as measured by the RSM US Middle Market Business Index coincided with the mid-2018 imposition of tariffs. It then took six months for Federal Reserve policy to change course and partially offset U.S. trade policy by lowering interest rates.
Meanwhile, in this uncertain economic climate, midsize businesses remain wary about making significant investments that would bring them in alignment of needed technological advances and perhaps boost their competitiveness in a volatile marketplace. In our estimation, this reluctance remains one of the major risks to the middle market economy going forward.
In this issue of The Real Economy, we explore the potential of a slowing economy in the United States and abroad, and the challenges this raises for businesses. In addition, we examine the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement opportunities for the middle market, the majority female workforce dynamic, farm lenders as advisers and trends in retail digital transformation. Download the full issue.
IN THIS ISSUE
We explore the economic outlook for 2020 in the United States and abroad as well as the issues and challenges companies should consider.
How are middle market retailers prioritizing digital strategy and investments? We share results and insights from our recent survey.