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MA Business Confidence Ticks Upward

After bouncing up and down over the past few years, the Associated Industries of Massachusetts’ (AIM) monthly Business Confidence Index edged up in May to a reading of just over 52.

The Index uses a 100-point scale, with a reading above 50 indicating a majority optimistic feeling among the business community in MA, while a reading below 50 is reflective of a negative assessment of business conditions in Massachusetts.

This slightly above neutral reading continues a slow trend upward over first several months of this year.

The local trend mirrors a May survey of 715 small-business members by the National Federation of Independent Business, which shows that confidence among small-business owners rose for the second straight month.

By Kristen Roper | May 16, 2018 | Categories: Recruiting |

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Kristen Roper is Owner and President of TRIAD Engineering Corp. (www.triad-eng.com), an engineering staffing firm based in Lynnfield, Massachusetts that connects successful firms with technical talent throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. For almost 50 years, TRIAD has provided clients with flexible staffing arrangements including contract, contract-to-direct, and direct placement services.