In its monthly survey of business conditions, the executive services firm Tatum LLC asks its professionals throughout the country to review business condtions over the past 30 days and look forward to conditions in the next 60 days. Tatum's survey covers a broad base of industries in every geographic region of the U.S.
The February 2009 survey indicated that employment and capital expenditure commitments continue to worsen. However, order backlogs are climbing, and the overall outlook rose slightly. While an economic recovery is "not yet in sight," the worst of the decline "may be behind us." Please click here for Tatum's latest report.