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U.S. business leaders are once again optimistic, according to Grant Thornton LLP’s most recent Business Optimism Index, based on a quarterly survey of U.S. business leaders. Nearly half (47 percent) believe the U.S. economy will improve in the next six months, compared with just 34 percent in August.
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The job outlook is also improved, with 43 percent saying that their company plans to increase staff in the next six months (up from 38 percent). The Index itself is up 4.6 points to 63.0.
Business leaders are also optimistic about their own businesses, with 79 percent feeling optimistic about their companies’ growth over the next six months.