2015 AFP Business Outlook Survey
Discover financial professionals' insights on 2015 business conditions:
CFOs, treasurers and other financial professionals are more optimistic about the U.S. economy and their companies' business prospects than they have been in any time since before the last recession. Fifty-five percent of financial professionals expect business
conditions will improve during 2015, while another third expect business conditions will match those of 2014. The result: half of companies will add workers in the U.S. during 2015.
Key Takeaways from the 2015 AFP Business Outlook Survey:
- The U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) will grow 2.7 percent during 2015
- Nonfarm employment will expand by 1.9 million jobs during 2015.
- Consumer prices will rise 1.6 percent during 2015, below the Federal Reserve’s two-percent inflation target rate.
- The U.S. dollar will continue to appreciate during 2015 against most other major currencies.
Why Should You Care About the 2015 AFP Business Outlook Survey?
Because they oversee their companies' cash, financial professionals are in a unique position to appreciate future economic and business environments. They routinely must take into account business conditions that affect their organizations and then make assumptions on how those conditions will change in both the short and immediate term. Further, they must make critical business decisions—including those affecting corporate borrowing and business investments—based on those observations and assumptions.
How Financial Professionals Describe Their 2015 Business