Skip to main content

Marcum-Hofstra CEO Survey

No. 5, 2021

About two-thirds of mid-market CEOs have been impacted by rising costs due to inflation and more than 40 percent believe the country is in a long-term inflationary cycle that will require government intervention.

READ NOW

No. 4, 2021

The economic outlook among mid-market CEOs remains high, even as concerns about the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the availability of qualified job candidates is changing how they will do business over the next 12 months.

READ NOW

No. 3, 2021

The business outlook among mid-market CEOs continues to improve, but their optimism is tempered by concerns about rising post-pandemic inflation.

READ NOW

No. 2, 2021

A permanent shift to a partially remote workforce was cited most often by CEOs when asked to predict long-term business changes as a result of the pandemic.

READ NOW

No. 1, 2021

The Biden Administration has proposed an “American Rescue Plan” that would provide additional relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

READ NOW

No. 4, 2020

More than one-third of CEOs indicated policies promoting U.S.-based manufacturing and government investment in infrastructure among their top three priorities (cited by 37% and 36% of CEOs, respectively).

READ NOW

No. 3, 2020

More than half of middle-market CEOs say increasing racial diversity and inclusion is a top priority, and plan to examine their companies' policies in light of nationwide civil rights and social justice protests in recent months.

READ NOW

No. 2, 2020

This survey was conducted during the week of March 16, 2020, in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic’s direct impact in the United States. These findings may serve as a baseline of CEO attitudes that can be used as a point of comparison during later stages as well as after the COVID-19 outbreak.

READ NOW

No. 1, 2020

CEOs of middle-market companies remain positive about the current business environment, but their optimism is waning as they head into 2020, according to the latest poll from Marcum LLP and Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business.

READ NOW

No. 2, 2019

CEOs were split on whether current U.S. trade policies are beneficial or harmful to the economy overall, with 46% indicating the policies are beneficial and 43% indicating they are harmful.

READ NOW

No. 1, 2019

18% of CEOs rated their outlook for the coming year as “10.” This is a substantial increase from the 7.1% who assigned a “10” rating in the previous (No. 4, 2018) survey.

READ NOW