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Economic Update 2019: Showdowns leading to slowdowns

We recently wrapped up our annual Economic Forecast tour that spans across much of our footprint. During the roadshow, we shared our insights about issues impacting the economy and gave a glimpse into what we believe 2019 will bring.






This year’s theme focused on economic issues and conflicts that could lead to an economic showdown—an issue or conflict that ends in a dramatic result. We believe some of these showdowns will have a short-term impact, while others will have a longer-term impact—and that they will all ultimately lead to an economic slowdown in the U.S.

The showdowns we are paying the closest attention to are trade tensions, the tight labor market, the Federal Reserve and government shutdowns. Each of these can contribute to or weigh heavily on the economy in their own way.

Take a look at the following media coverage from our recent presentations to learn more about our 2019 forecast and the showdowns we anticipate will make an economic impact in 2019. 

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