(NO) CONFIDENCE INDEX DIPS
Fun facts to know and tell, if you're Genghis Khan: Nationwide, banking institutions have let go about 180,000 employees since the recession began. And the construction industry has dropped 2M workers. ?There's no place for two guys and a pickup truck anymore,? UNCC economist Tony Plath tells us. (How about one guy and a Fiat?) For affirmation, check out the Q3 Business Confidence Index, sponsored by the Charlotte Chamber, UNCC?s Urban Institute, and others. Overall, the optimism of Mecklenburg County business leaders surveyed dropped on all fronts in Q3 from Q2. The Urban Institute?s Jonathan Kozar, an index author, tells us he won't capitulate to the downbeat findings. ?What business leaders think from quarter to quarter can vary wildly,? Jonathan says. ?Just because we're on a decline doesn?t mean we're on a downward spiral.?