SAN DIEGO, January 7, 2014 –CEOs in the latest Vistage survey held more optimistic economic expectations than at any other time in nearly two years. The largest 4th quarter gains were in CEOs’ evaluations of the overall economy, although revenue and profit expectations posted healthy advances as well. The Vistage Confidence Index was 101.5 in the 4th quarter of 2013, up from 97.8 in the prior quarter and well above the 87.0 recorded in last year’s 4th quarter.
A monthly survey measuring the sentiment of U.S. small-business CEOs and owners about the economy. Respondents are limited to businesses with annual revenues of $1 million to $20 million. The findings are analyzed by Dr. Richard Curtin, University of Michigan. View an interactive tool with the full results at vistageindex.com.