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Business Optimism Continues At Record Highs. (03/13/2018)

NFIB’s Small Business Economic Trends Survey for February shows that business optimism rose to 107.6, continuing its streak of record highs that include a jump in the number of small business owners increasing compensation and capital outlays. NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan is quoted saying, “When small business owners have confidence and certainty in the economy, they’re able to hire more workers and invest in their businesses. ... The historically high readings indicate that policy changes – lower taxes and fewer regulations – are transformative for small businesses. After years of standing on the sidelines and not benefiting from the so-called recovery, Main Street is on fire again.” Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg is quoted saying, “The fact that several components saw significant increases tells us that small businesses are flourishing in a way we haven’t seen in over a decade.”