It is hard to believe but we are already over halfway through 2013 and many people are wondering where the year has gone. As it pertains to business, there is still so much more to achieve this year. While checking the review of American business 2013, it is obvious that this area is continuing to improve slowly in some important aspects.
Some experts believe that the economy will continue to grow for the rest of the year and is not likely to go through another recession. Energy prices are steadying, housing is still improving and big companies abroad and at home are flush with funds for investment. On the negative side, recent increases in tax have hit the successful small businesses really hard to dampen growth and job creation. There is also the issue of other uncertainties on a domestic and global scale which could potentially drive down the confidence of investors and discourage the creation of jobs.
When one examines the big things which have happened in business this year, the international investment environment is still generally attractive and this will remain for the next five years. Of course, there are still difficulties such as the increasing protectionism, macroeconomic imbalances, and security risks which are not confined only to America as they pose threats globally.
The fundamental features of the business environment in America will stay attractive (high-quality infrastructure, deregulated job markets, management in technology). The changes in America cannot be exaggerated as they are relatively small when compared to the countries at the top of the global business environment.