Bill Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, gave a great talk to the Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries on January 31, 2014. He was kind enough to share his slides with the group, for publication on the MBBI website and for their general use (with proper credit to the Fed). Among other predictions, gross domestic product (GDP) was predicted to continue to rise at around 2.5% for the next couple of years. His talk included current predictions from the Fed through their most recent Open Market Committee, for a wide variety of economic indicators.
A copy of his full slide deck is available on request. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Strauss Slides” in the subject line.