The Rise and Fall of CEO Outlooks

CEOs of America's fastest growing companies revealed two sharply different perspectives on future growth of their businesses before and after Sept. 11, according to a new
survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers. "Trendsetter Barometer" shows that CEOs from product and service companies interviewed before Sept. 11 projected modest improvements in growth
momentum and indicated a return to relative business stability over the next 12 months. Those interviewed later in Sept. and Oct. painted a dismal picture with growth projections
of 11.5 percent (a new low), investment drops of 32% and hiring slides of 28%. In all, 402 CEOs were surveyed. See for full survey results.