July 2, 2018
By Bob Coleman
Editor, Main Street Monday
Main Street Monday — Local Economic Outlook Pushes Optimism to Record High
Small business sentiment rose for the fifth consecutive quarter as the MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index climbed to 68.7. The rise comes amid the strongest local economic outlook in the history of the survey, a firmer hiring environment, and a stronger backdrop for investing that left nearly two out of every three small business owners feeling optimistic about their company and the small business environment in the United States.