Each month the executive services firm Tatum surveys its nationwide professionals regarding economic and business conditions. Located in 37 offices across the U.S., Tatum is the nation's largest executive services firm serving more than 4,000 companies in a variety of industries.
As of April 1, their national survey indicated that while the economic slowdown is broadening, "the depth of the slowdown may be relatively shallow outside of real estate, construction, and industries directly affected by the sub-prime mortgage mess." Nonetheless, the sixty-day outlook for business conditions remains very cautious. The full text of the survey is available by clicking on this Tatum link.