Companies Report Increased Optimism and Risk Appetite

Heading into the fourth quarter, private companies reported higher profitability, greater risk appetite, and notable plans for growth in 2015, according to a survey from PwC. The Q3 “Trendsetter Barometer” reports that more companies are seeing profitability increases, and optimism about the U.S. economy rose to 63%—the highest level since early 2011.

The study’s most notable findings include:

PwC Trendsetter Barometer

About 80% of companies expect revenue growth in 2015, with almost a third projecting double-digit change. When planning for that success, the biggest anticipated challenges reported will include direct hits to the supply chain and the workforce:

PwC Growth

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