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Middle market outlook: Gearing up for 2024

Dec 20, 2023
Labor and workforce Economics Inflation

Join RSM US Chief Economist Joe Brusuelas and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Neil Bradley as they discuss the economic outlook and what middle market companies should anticipate in the coming months.

Interest rates, inflation, access to capital, the regulatory environment and the rapidly changing global economy are all having a distinct impact on the middle market. Please join me and Neil Bradley of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as we explore these and other issues in what promises to be a very challenging 2024 economic environment.
Joe Brusuelas , RSM US Chief Economist

Middle market outlook: Gearing up for 2024


Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023 | 1:00 p.m. ET

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