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The monthly AIM Business Confidence Index (BCI) is a widely followed economic indicator used by employers, reporters and policymakers both in Massachusetts and throughout the country.
 
The BCI, initiated by AIM's Board of Economic Advisors in July 1991, is based on a survey of AIM member-companies across Massachusetts, asking questions about current and prospective business conditions in the state and nation, as well as for respondents' own operations.
 
On the Index's 100-point scale, a reading above 50 indicates that the state's employer community is predominantly optimistic, while a reading below 50 points to a negative assessment of business conditions.   A number of component sub-indices are derived by analyzing responses to selected questions or those of particular groups of respondents.
 
 

Business Confidence Ends 2017 at 18-Year High

Surging optimism about the state and national economies left Massachusetts employers with their highest level of confidence in 18 years as 2017 drew to a close. The Associated Industries of Massachusetts Business Confidence Index (BCI) rose one point to 63.6 during December, its highest level since November 2000. The BCI gained 3.2 points during a year in which employer confidence levels remained comfortably within the optimistic range.

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Business Confidence Index
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AIM's Business Confidence Index is a widely followed economic indicator used by employers, reporters, and policymakers throughout the state and country.