The Long-Term Forecast for the United States Economy

The US economy is well positioned for long-term growth. Future prosperity will depend on the ability of individuals, businesses, and communities to adapt to change, which is likely to occur at an accelerating pace. Let’s take a brief look at our expectations for long-term US economic performance and some of the driving factors. Technology is dramatically shifting the way business is conducted, and the more […]

Amazon

After about 14 months of analysis, Amazon made a decision on its second corporate headquarters (HQ2), and it isn’t Texas. Many lists of likely locations put Texas at or near the top, but at the end of the day, Amazon chose Crystal City in Northern Virginia and Long Island, New York for HQ2, with each area gaining about 25,000 jobs. Another, smaller location in Nashville […]

Trade Across the Pond

Amid the growing concerns and very real costs that are accumulating regarding a trade war, there was recently a glimmer of hope. President Trump announced that the United States and the European Union (EU) would begin negotiations immediately, working toward zero tariffs and improved cooperation. A strong trade agreement is in the interest of both sides, and a little success might help set the stage […]