ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) released its Contractor Comfort Index (CCI) for May, which reached a 77, up from 71 in April. The 77 number is the highest tally in the CCI’s three-year history.

ACCA began measuring contractor attitudes toward short-term economic growth with the CCI in February 2010, and is calculated based on a survey of the association’s contractor members, who are asked how positive they feel about new business prospects, existing business activity, and expected staffing decisions in the short-term future. Weighted and averaged into one number, a CCI of 50 or above reflects anticipated growth. The CCI in May 2012 was 70.

Publication date: 6/10/2013

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