October 4, 2022
GrayRobinson today hosted “Economic Outlook: 2023 and Beyond” Community Leader Forum (CLF) luncheon in Tampa, Fla., featuring panelists Raymond James Chief Economist Eugenio Aleman, Ph.D.; Florida Chamber Foundation Director of Research Dave Sobush, CEcD; and Truist Senior U.S. Macro Strategist Mike Skordeles, AIF®. Moderated by GrayRobinson Shareholder and Banking and Finance Team Leader David Hendrix, the panel discussion detailed the state of the economy from a national, state, and local perspective and covered topics, including economic growth, inflation, jobs, spending, and predictions to help organizations prepare for the future. Sobush highlighted Florida’s strong economic fundamentals, noting the state ranks No. 2 in the United States for an increase in GDP growth – second to Texas. Aleman noted our country right now has the advantage of a strong U.S. dollar and that the unemployment rate is at an almost 50-year low. According to Skordeles, consumer spending is at an all-time high, supported by continued wage and income growth.