Economic Development

CEOs Need To Watch Out For Arrogance Abroad

CEOs who assign young executives the challenge of building business relationships may not be aware of how poorly their companies are being represented in Asia.

How Location Strategy Must Embrace The Future Of Work

To prepare their organizations for the future, CEOs need to nurture a workforce that strikes the balance between human and machine talent.

CEOs Slow Spending Amid Uncertainty

The majority of the 255 CEOs we surveyed for our CEO Confidence Index said they are no longer planning on increasing capital expenditures or headcount over the coming year.

PayNet CEO On The Biggest Challenge Small Businesses Face

PayNet CEO Bill Phelan talked with Chief Executive about being bought by Equifax and shared insights he has gained from being on the Small Business Council for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

How AdventHealth Is Making The Most of a Healthcare Revolution

Orlando’s ecosystem of universities, tech companies and startups doing advanced R&D is a huge advantage, says CEO Daryl Tol.

UFC’s Co-Founder Campbell McLaren On Bringing MMA to Latino Audiences

Through Combate Americas, UFC Co-Founder Campbell McLaren is looking to transform mixed martial arts once again. His mission is to bring the sport to Latin America and make it a solid second in the region behind soccer.

Bernie Marcus’ Model: Community Progress Without Progressive Fingerpointing

Former Home Depot CEO Bernie Marcus is proof that doing good is not antithetical to doing well, just as free enterprise is not antithetical to community progress.

Siemens’ Entrepreneurial Spirit Finds a Home

Siemens Tim Holt explains how a 170-year-old company keeps up with fast-moving digitization in a legacy industry. Why location matters, how Siemens’ presence in Orlando gives it a unique competitive advantage, and how the growth of Orlando’s culture has made him miss his native Germany just a little bit less.

Detroiters Heartened By Recovery News On Business Champion Dan Gilbert

The poignancy many Detroiters feel about Quicken Loans' Dan Gilbert’s health also reflects their personal feelings about him and his devotion to their city.

Bold Moves: How Three Companies Recruit In A Tight Labor Market

In a tight labor market, the best strategy for luring top talent is to brandish an exciting culture of innovation. Oh, and sunshine doesn’t hurt, either—at least according to three top business leaders from Universal Orlando Resort, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and AdventHealth.
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CEO1000

CEO1000 Tracker

From the schools they went to to the types of companies they run, CEO1000 is tracking the trends among the CEOs of the 1,000 largest U.S. companies.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence Plunges In August Amid Growing Trade Worries And Slowdown Fears

CEO confidence in future business conditions fell 6% in August from July, according to Chief Executive’s most recent polling. At 6.2 out of 10 on our 1-10 scale, confidence is at its lowest level since October 2016.
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BEST & WORST STATES FOR BUSINESS

Best and Worst States For Business

Are you looking to relocate or expand? Evaluate each state's strengths with Chief Executive's 2019 Best & Worst States for Business.

CEO OF THE YEAR

CEO of the Year

Once a year, we celebrate the achievements of a CEO, honored for his or her success in and dedication to business, shareholders and customers.

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