Trendsetter Barometer™ Q1 2014 — Private companies' optimism fuels growth plans, including renewed interest in M&A
In the first quarter of this year, we spoke to 214 private-company leaders about what they envision for the next 12 months. Trendsetter CEOs told us their optimism about the US economy is at a three-year high, they expect to outperform GDP forecasts, and their expansion plans are picking up steam. Read our report to hear what else they're planning for the year ahead.
Private-company optimism about the US economy is at a three-year high
Revenue forecasts for private companies outstrip GDP projections for the US and world economies
Almost two-thirds of private companies plan to hire in 2014, but in moderation
Private companies that sell in emerging markets expect to derive nearly one-third of their revenue from international sales