I don’t need the news to tell me the economy is slowing because I am experiencing it. In the 11 years I’ve worked at my company I’ve never seen such a slowdown. I live in Silicon Valley, don’t work in tech, but a lot of our customers work for tech in a support capacity. I don’t entirely blame Trump, despite the slowdown starting pretty much the day he took office, because I think the Silicon Valley tech bubble is long overdue for a burst. At some point VC firms had to get tired of flushing billions of dollars down the toilet.