Dr. Chris Kuehl is a Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence. He provides forecasts and strategic guidance for a wide variety of corporate clients around the world. He is the chief economist for several national and international organizations – Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, National Association of Credit Management, Finance, Credit and International Business and the Business Information Industry Association.

He is also the economic analyst for several state accounting societies – Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Kansas.

Some of Chris’s major clients include TranSystems, YRC Freight, C-Biz, Kansas City Southern Railroad, Echo Logistics, and others.

Professor of Economics
Prior to starting Armada in 1999 he was a professor of economics and finance for 15 years – teaching in the US, Hungary, Russia, Estonia, Singapore and Taiwan. He holds advanced degrees in economics, Soviet studies and East Asian studies.

Intelligence Briefs
Chris is the author of Business Intelligence Briefs and Executive Intelligence Briefs – both publications from Armada. The publication provides information on national and regional political and economic trends that affect business decisions and is distributed through various business organizations.

Chris is Chief Economist for the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association. He writes their twice monthly publication – Fabrinomics – and serves as economic commentator at all of their national and international meetings.

Credit Managers Index
Chris is also Chief Economist for the National Association of Credit Management. He prepares their monthly Credit Managers Index – a national survey of credit and financial movement – and serves as economic analyst and commentator for their various meetings and conferences.


What Issues are We Facing Now?
Virtually every assumption made at the start of 2022 has been drastically altered. Inflation is rampant with energy costs leading the way. The supply chain is still in tatters and the prospects for sharp wage hikes have increased. The global turmoil has already dragged growth estimates down while emphasis has now shifted away from stimulating to addressing inflation pressure.

What now? The second half of the year could bring a rebound or a further slide – what factors will need to be watched?

The United States does business all over the world, but some states play a far greater role than others as export destinations, import sources, political enemies or as allies. Understanding U.S. relationships with Canada, China, India, Mexico and the United Kingdom will go a long way in understanding the U.S.’s economic future.

Five Things that Might Change and Five Things that Won’t
The election of 2020 has started to take shape and as usual it will be “the economy, stupid”. What can be expected if there is a change in the White House or Congress? What happens with taxes, regulation, health care, trade wars, and the dual threats of debt and deficit? What factors are unlikely to change? These will include labor shortages, Fed priorities, global business conditions, environmental threats and shifting demographics. How will the next government react to these and other challenges?

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