ARLINGTON, Va. — The September Contractor Comfort Index (CCI) registered at 75, up from a 67 in September 2013. The eight-point increase shows continued contractor confidence heading into fall. ACCA’s CCI is calculated based on a survey of the association’s contracting 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. ACCA began measuring contractor attitudes toward short-term economic growth with the CCI in February 2010.
Publication date: 10/20/2014