Middle Market Industry Projections

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Middle Market Industry Projections

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, a stay-at-home directive has been placed on a large portion of the population. This impacts the middle-market industries in various ways. Below is a summary of key findings on its impacts (other than the drops in values due to the stock market crash) on the industries and future recovery measures.

Overview Impact of Stay-at-Home Orders

Construction

Tech/Software

Energy

Insurance

Agriculture

Employee Protection/Assistance

Recovery Measures

Research Strategy

In order to carry out this research, the team began with an overview of the impacts of the stay-at-home orders. Since the orders are still early on in many places in the United States, there has not been any data to estimate the economic impacts. In order to understand what to be expected, we looked at the impacts on middle-market firms in China as it is the first country to undergo a lockdown. Keeping in mind that there are differences between China and the United States, this only served as a broad picture. Afterwards, we looked at stay-at-home orders to screen for industries likely to be affected. Although certain industries are exempted, we looked into how stay-at-home orders could still impact their business. As for recovery measures, we looked at recommendations provided by industry experts. We assumed that these companies would look into expert insights for these measures.

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  • "Domestic demand is slow to gain traction due to psychological scars, bankruptcies, and job losses. In a survey conducted by a Beijing financial firm, almost 65% of respondents plan to 'restrain' their spending habits after the virus."