The Q4 2010 Vistage CEO Confidence Index member survey has been tabulated and with over 1700 CEOs responding suggests many if not most business owners and CEOs are looking forward to a very strong growth year. There were 22 questions and when asked at question #17 “Will business in 2011 be better than in was in 2010?” 73% responded it would be better!
Survey Highlights were:
- 58% of CEOs stated that, compared to a year ago, overall economic conditions of the U.S. have improved.
- 46% of CEOs surveyed said they pledged personal assets or invested cash to help their companies weather the economic downturn.
- Only 20% of CEOs stated that it’s easier to obtain credit today than six months ago, while 38% responded that it’s not easier.
- 39% of CEOs stated that they are currently marketing their sustainability or “green practices” to their clients or customers.
- Only 15% of CEOs believe that current immigration laws are hampering their ability to hire skilled workers..
Dr. Richard Curtin, Director of Surveys and Consumers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Vistage consultant for the Confidence Index notes, “This was the most favorable outlook for economic growth since the start of 2004.”