OPTIMISM HITS NEW HIGHS
Middle market executives are overwhelmingly upbeat about the economy and their own companies for the year ahead. Nearly 1,700 executives completed our annual Business Leaders Outlook survey in January, expressing the highest levels of optimism in its eight-year history.
The combination of a strong economy, regulatory reform and tax cuts is bolstering business leaders’ positive outlook. More executives are expecting to earn higher profits and hire extra workers. But many also are increasingly concerned over finding the talent they’ll need as experienced workers retire.