The Real Economy livestream

Examining the changing middle market economic landscape and the year ahead

Feb 13, 2023
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February 13 at 1 p.m. EST | Noon CST

Join RSM Chief Economist Joe Brusuelas and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Neil Bradley for their discussion on matters affecting middle market businesses across a variety of industries.

They’ll examine the changing risk landscape amid a slowing U.S. economy and offer insights into how businesses can adapt this year. They will also discuss new workforce trends affecting the middle market.

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Q4 2022 Middle Market Business Index (MMBI)

The index shows deteriorating conditions.

Key findings:

  • Middle market firms should prepare for a pronounced slowdown in demand in the near term. 
  • Businesses should continue to make critical investments in capital expenditures to bolster productivity.
  • Nearly half (49%) of respondents said the economy had worsened in the fourth quarter.
  • 41% expected a continued downturn over the next six months.