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Do you have confidence in today's market?

We've launched the survey for our third quarterly Contractor Confidence Index. Click here to take the survey.

Last quarter, confidence dipped slightly to 97.3 from our baseline 100 when we launched the index earlier this year.

But a lot has happened in the last quarter. We’ve seen announcements of major restructurings and divestitures at big players in the market. We’ve also seen an increase in contract awards.

The biggest news, of course, was the budget deal that came together last week, averting a government shutdown and pushing out another budget battle for about two years or so.

How are these events shaping the outlook of government contractors? That’s what we’ll find out with this survey.

This is our third quarterly survey, so I think we’ll start to see some trends across the three quarters we’ve covered. We’re asking the same basic set of questions:

  • Do you feel the market is headed in a positive or negative direction?
  • Do you expect your company’s revenue to grow or shrink?
  • Are company investments increasing or decreasing?
  • Will hiring increase or decrease?
  • Are you satisfied with your job?

I encourage to take the survey. The more responses we receive, the more accurate and meaningful the results.

Here are links to our first two Contractor Confidence Index reports:

Report 1: Results from first Contractor Confidence survey.

Report 2: Results from second survey where confidence takes a slight dip.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Nov 03, 2015 at 9:33 AM

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