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The AICPA Business and Industry Economic Outlook Survey is a leading indicator of U.S. economic growth and contraction that is based on CPA financial executives’ evaluation of corporate prospects, tangible performance data, and first-hand knowledge of company staffing, spending and financing plans. The survey is conducted quarterly, polling AICPA members in Business & Industry holding executive positions in both public and privately-owned organizations of all sizes, and across a broad spectrum of industries.

3rd Quarter 2016 Economic Outlook Survey 

Economic Outlook Survey Executive Summary

Economic Outlook Survey Results PowerPoint Slides
Executive Summary  Survey Results
PowerPoint Presentation

The 4th Quarter Economic Survey runs November 9 - November 30, 2016. Please participate!

Economic Outlook Survey Archive

2016 Press Release Dates 

Quarter 1 - March 3, 2016
Quarter 2 - June 2, 2016
Quarter 3 - September 1, 2016
Quarter 4 - December 8, 2016

Media representatives are invited to visit the AICPA Press Center.


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