Monday, January 30, 2017

Stephen S. Fuller Institute

The Washington Post of Monday, January 20, 2017 highlighted The Stephen S. Fuller Institute and its predictions for the DC area for 2017 and beyond. Stephen S. Fuller is the former head of George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis. He semi-retired in 2015 and now runs his own shop, so to speak.

 I recommend, for any DC area followers, subscribing to his monthly analysis called "Washington Economic Watch". His predictions are most interesting especially in light of our current "business-friendly" new presidential administration. The analysis is free.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Where do we go in 2017?

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A new president was inaugurated late last week. Many of my clients are asking me what will happen to the American job market. I can make generalizations but really...no one knows.

Mr. Trump is known to be friendly to business. He is a businessperson himself and has employed a lot of people. He has make many statements  about how his administration will help American business.

The facts, however, are these. Our economy is changing. Automation, globalization, artificial intelligence and technology have all been bearing down. Industries are disappearing and new ones are born every day. The pace is rapid. Skills are of maximum important. The ability to learn and to continue learning is paramount for each individual, and much of this learning must be self initiated. One cannot wait for the employer to direct.

The economy of future is now. Be ready.

Keeping up with trends.