January 21, 2022
In a state that treasures individual freedoms, the right to bear arms is highly honored by an ever-increasing number of Georgia citizens. This avid consumer base, coupled with a pro-business environment and gun-friendly legislation, has attracted many advanced manufacturers in the defense, law enforcement, firearms, and shooting sports industries.
January 19, 2022
CEOs continued to face pressure generated by the ongoing COVID pandemic and market conditions such as rising inflation, supply chain disruptions and the 'Great Resignation' in parts of the world. Despite the array of shifting headwinds, the CEOs that we surveyed are the most optimistic they have been in 10 years about the prospects for a stronger economy in the coming year.
Hourly Earnings Growth Ends the Year at a New High; Job Growth Also Continues at U.S. Small Businesses
January 05, 2022
Workers saw record hourly earnings growth and employment levels continued to rise as 2021 drew to a close.
December 13, 2021
The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence in collaboration with The Business Council retreated in the final quarter of 2021. The measure now stands at 65, down moderately from 67 in Q3 2021—and substantially from Q2's all-time high of 82.
December 09, 2021
As the frequency, intensity, and economic fallout from natural disasters continues to rise, employees are fast-emerging as an influential force driving their companies' disaster philanthropy efforts.
Employees of Small Businesses See Record High Hourly Earnings Growth in November; Job Growth Also Continues to Increase
December 08, 2021
Wage growth reached a new high for the employees of small businesses in the U.S. in November, according to aggregated payroll data of approximately 350,000 Paychex clients with fewer than 50 employees.
November 10, 2021
As leaders at COP26 tackle climate change, a new report sheds light on how companies can organize themselves to integrate sustainability into their businesses. Produced by The Conference Board, the report covers issues including where sustainability sits within companies, the size of sustainability departments, and key priorities of sustainability teams.
US Lifts Historic International Travel Ban, Welcoming Back Fully Vaccinated Travelers from 33 Countries
November 09, 2021
After nearly two years, today, the US has reopened its borders to fully vaccinated international travelers arriving via air from the 26 Schengen countries in Europe, the United Kingdom, Ireland, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil.
October 12, 2021
In the midst of having to navigate waves of COVID-19 and lockdowns, 87% of small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have maintained, or spent more, on transportation, logistics, and expediting to overcome shortages -- this according to the "Logistics: Heads Up" study from Cargo.
October 06, 2021
The pandemic forced brands to accelerate their digital transformation, leading to vast improvements in brand experiences that are streamlined and connected across in-person and digital touchpoints.
Small Business Optimism Hits Record High, Gaining Momentum From Vaccines & Adapted Pandemic Operations, Survey Shows
September 29, 2021
Business owners are feeling optimistic about the near-term future of their businesses amid increasing vaccination rates, and those who report that more than three-quarters of their workforce has been vaccinated are the most positive about their business outlook.
September 01, 2021
National job growth continued to rise significantly in August, according to aggregated payroll data of approximately 350,000 clients provided by Paychex. The data released in the latest report of the Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch shows the Small Business Jobs Index gained 0.45 percent in August.
August 03, 2021
Confidence among CEOs in the second quarter of 2021 has risen to its highest level in three years, according to the Vistage CEO Confidence Index, which measures sentiment on various economic and business topics among small and mid-sized business leaders.
July 26, 2021
Corporate gifting is on the rise as nearly fifty percent of businesses say they intend to increase the frequency of their gift giving post COVID-19, according to a new corporate gifting survey from Coresight Research commissioned by GiftNow, a Synchrony solution.
July 12, 2021
Despite the competitive hiring environment, small business employment growth grew 0.26 percent in June, according to aggregated payroll data of approximately 350,000 clients provided by Paychex.
June 30, 2021
In two years, more than half (53 percent) of the corporations surveyed by CoreNet Global say that their overall corporate real estate portfolio will be smaller than it is today. For 15 percent of those surveyed, that reduction will be by more than 30 percent.
May 24, 2021
The National League of Cities (NLC) and the Democracy at Work Institute (DAWI) released today new guidance for U.S. cities to pursue equitable post-COVID economic recovery through the use of employee ownership.
April 26, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has upended the housing market, opening up new opportunities for many, pushing some to move back home and causing others to reevaluate how they want their home to look. With vaccines being widely distributed, new Zillow surveys reveal what's likely to change and what's expected to remain when the pandemic ends.
April 23, 2021
Cox Enterprises released Making Our Mark, its collective impact report, which details the company's investment of nearly $1 billion in sustainable businesses and technologies, and more than $191 million donated to or invested in communities.
Pelotons & Penny-Pinching: How COVID-19 Pulled US Consumers Toward New Extremes of Splurging & Saving
April 07, 2021
With the end of the pandemic finally in sight, one of its lasting legacies may be pulling American consumers toward new and seemingly contradictory directions of behavior.
March 26, 2021
Confidence among CEOs in the first quarter of 2021 is the highest it has been since 2018, according to the Q1 CEO Confidence Index from Vistage.
March 22, 2021
Although the idea of a vacation has felt like an impossible dream for such a long time, paradise may be on the horizon. Americans are becoming increasingly confident that life will soon return to normal — and they are keen to hit the road as soon as possible.
March 15, 2021
When COVID-19 suddenly forced millions of Americans to work from home (WFH), employees and employers alike feared confusion, dislocation, and lost productivity. A year on, as vaccines finally put a return to the office within sight, companies are rushing to decide where WFH fits as a permanent part of their postpandemic strategy.
March 12, 2021
One year after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, CEOs are voicing record levels of optimism in the global economic recovery, with 76% of global business leaders predicting that economic growth will improve in 2021.
With Small Businesses Permanently Changed By The Pandemic, Owners Looking To Vaccine-Driven Recovery
March 02, 2021
Small and mid-sized business owners strongly support vaccinations for COVID-19 and plan to encourage their employees to get the shots, which are central to a return to normalcy, according to the latest PNC semi-annual national small business survey.