Each month the executive services firm Tatum surveys its nationwide professionals regarding economic and business conditions. Located in 33 offices across the U.S., Tatum is the nation's largest executive services firm serving more than 3,000 companies in a variety of industries.
As of December 1, 2007, the firm's professionals reported that overall business conditions continued to weaken in the prior 30 days. The Tatum Index of Business Conditions sank to the lowest level in its six-year history. Financing became more difficult as borrowers faced tighter scrutiny. Technology businesses remained the strongest business segment in the report. For a summary of Tatum's published report of business conditions, click here.