Jerry Rotunno, senior vice president of commercial real estate
Businesses and consumers are more confident than in recent years. Crude oil prices are down, giving a $100 tax free bonus to every household budget. Cheaper energy makes our Midwest manufacturers more competitive relative to China and other emerging economies. More manufacturing activity is moving back the U. S. Retailers are now refining their omni-channnel strategies that recognize that the internet can boost sales and efficiency. They are adjusting store sizes and logistics strategies.
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