Even though most of the world is preparing for recession and economists are warning that things are going to get tougher before they become easier, I read this article which has a positive spin on some of the things we can look forward to in 2013.
The economy in the USA is seen as a gauge for the global economic condition. The national unemployment rate rose at the beginning of February. This catapults a few changes which we will begin to see the effects of in the near future.
Economic power will no longer be solely with banks and governments as communities, individuals and private companies assume more responsibility for the economic, social and commercial development in their specific area which will in turn ripple out and affect the country as a whole.
Companies are no longer only concerned with the profit margins, realizing that their social responsibility and ethical standings are more important to their clients and customers, providing the power for companies to have a better financial year in 2013 and provides society with a range of additional benefits.
More employment opportunities are expected to arise as the trend GM started with insourcing about 90% of their IT operation has rippled over into other companies in the automotive industry and in turn into other large corporations.
Even though the current economy is unpredictable and vulnerable to financial crisis and recession, there are some positive trends which have the potential to benefit the consumer, business owner and large corporations which do offer some hope for 2013.