The Real Economy: Volume 72
The year ahead: Resilience, recovery and re-imagination
THE REAL ECONOMY |
A series of crosscurrents in public health, public policy and economics will shape growth conditions across the American economy during the year ahead. The juxtaposition of an intensifying pandemic and the encouraging developments in the race to find a vaccine is the perfect metaphor for growth over the next year. We are all waiting for a vaccine, yet we must still gauge the probabilities of recovery and figure out how to re-imagine our businesses during a time of changing technology, telework and automation.
In this issue, we examine the economic outlook for 2021, the end of select COVID-19-era lending programs, minimum wage, health care provider funding challenges and middle market technology trends amid reopening and recovery efforts. Download the full report.
IN THIS ISSUE
The possibility of 500 million vaccine doses produced domestically for distribution in 2021 carries potential impaired economic activity.
The Treasury Department is not extending nine of the 13 liquidity and lending programs aimed at easing the effects of the pandemic.
Although some cities and states have imposed higher minimum wages, the federal minimum wage has not kept up with the times.
If health care providers can’t support the receipt of pandemic relief funds, there will be significant questions about their sustainability.
Middle market companies have deployed a variety of technology strategies to respond to the pandemic’s impact on their businesses.