Business Leaders Outlook 2016

Find out what nearly 1,400 middle market executives think about the economy and how they’re planning for the year ahead.

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Executives Are More Optimistic Closer to Home

70%

are optimistic about their own company’s performance

39%

are optimistic about the national economy

10%

are optimistic about the global economy

What’s on Business Leaders’ Minds

What Our Experts Think

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  • A slide showing a quote from Jim Glassman: “The picture is pretty rosy for consumers, and eventually that will trickle down to businesses.” –Jim Glassman, Head Economist

  • A slide showing a quote from Morgan McGrath: "Given how globally integrated many companies have become, the impact of change overseas is immediately felt at home." –Morgan McGrath, Head of International Banking

  • A slide showing a quote from John Simmons: “Executives are incrementally more cautious than they were a year ago.” –John Simmons, Head of Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries

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Jim Glassman

“The picture is pretty rosy for consumers, and eventually that will trickle down to businesses.”
–Jim Glassman, Head Economist

Morgan McGrath

“Given how globally integrated many companies have become, the impact of change overseas is immediately felt at home.”
–Morgan McGrath, Head of International Banking

John Simmons

“Executives are incrementally more cautious than they were a year ago.”
–John Simmons, Head of Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries

 

Your Region’s Outlook on the National Economy

of respondents in the South are optimistic about the US economy 41% are neutral | 24% are pessimistic 35% of respondents in the East are optimistic about the US economy 48% are neutral | 11% are pessimistic 41% of respondents in the West are optimistic about the US economy 37% are neutral | 19% are pessimistic 44% of respondents in the Midwest are optimistic about the US economy 43% are neutral | 17% are pessimistic 40%

West:

  • 44% of respondents in the West are optimistic about the US economy
    • 37% are neutral
    • 19% are pessimistic

Midwest:

  • 40% of respondents in the Midwest are optimistic about the US economy
    • 43% are neutral
    • 17% are pessimistic

South:

  • 35% of respondents in the South are optimistic about the US economy
    • 41% are neutral
    • 24% are pessimistic

East:

  • 41% of respondents in the West are optimistic about the US economy
    • 48% are neutral
    • 11% are pessimistic

2016 State Reports

We took a deeper dive into the challenges and opportunities that business leaders in select states across the US are facing in 2016. Find out what executives think about this year's business outlook.

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Middle Market Report

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Key Findings

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