Treading Water — The New Normal for Top-Line Growth … Or Surviving the Challenges of a Persistent Low-Growth Environment

The U.S. economy has an important adjustment to make. Heading into the second half of 2011, it is essentially treading water. Four years after the first rumblings of the credit crisis, middle-market companies and their lenders are facing the fact that the United States will not be escaping this economic malaise any time soon.