Looking at the international scene as well as the US economy, 145 ISM attendees view higher individual or corporate taxes and a European economic collapse as the greatest threats to their business within the next 12 months, with 40% citing taxes and 30% citing a European collapse. Less likely threats are weakness in the Chinese economy (12%), higher US interest rates (10%) and a Middle East war and its effect on fuel prices (9%).
Thumbtalk Interactive is an audience participation tool we're using to survey our members on the hot topics of the day. Stay tuned for more. We're giving thumbs a workout!