After decades of watching America’s infrastructure decline, senior executives at middle market businesses are pushing to fix the nation’s basic systems, according to a recent survey of senior executives in middle market businesses conducted by RSM US LLP.
In a striking shift in outlook captured by the proprietary RSM US Middle Market Business Index survey, these executives agree that the state of the nation’s infrastructure is hampering economic growth, not only at the national and the local levels, but also within their own organizations.
If the failure of the electrical grid in Texas durning winter 2021 showed anything, it’s the deficiency of the nation’s infrastructure and what can happen when a nation fails to invest in it. Even though executives expressed confidence in the ability to bounce back from such grid failures, that resiliency cannot mask the long-term decline in the state of the nation’s infrastructure. As executives are telling RSM, there is an urgent need to shore up what makes the American economy tick. And many middle market executives aren’t waiting. That change, they told RSM, starts by looking in the mirror.