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Message from the CEO

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On behalf of everyone at EKS&H, we hope this newsletter finds you off to a great start in 2015.

We are thankful to you for being part of the success we achieved together in 2014.

As has become tradition, we recently released our ninth annual EKS&H Business Outlook Survey report – please click here to view. (Our EKS&H Nonprofit Outlook Survey report is coming soon.) This year’s business outlook report contains the expectations and opinions of more than 250 executives, business owners, and colleagues. It captures some pretty remarkable 2014 performance results. Consider the following:

  • 74% achieved revenue growth, up from 59% five years ago.
  • More than a quarter achieved 20% or greater profit growth.
  • 58% increased employment, up from just 43% five years ago.
  • More than half increased capital spending.

While many of these achievements are in line with recent national indicators of business growth, they are nonetheless impressive. The 2014 results are noteworthy, but 2015 expectations might be downright inspiring: 83% of respondents expect revenue growth and 78% expect profit growth.

Our outlook report has also become increasingly industry focused. This year, we included sections capturing the strategies and expectations for construction, distribution/transportation, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, professional services, real estate, and technology.

I encourage you to take a few minutes to read this report and talk with your EKS&H contacts about your plans for 2015. After all, our goal is to help you.

Sincerely,
Bob Hottman

P.S. A special thanks to those individuals who spent a few minutes of their time sharing their input for our survey!