JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, chairman of the Business Roundtable, attends a policy forum at the White House with American business leaders. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images.

The Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Index, "a composite of CEO projections for sales and plans for capital spending and hiring over the next six months," hit the highest level in the survey's 15-year history in the first quarter of 2018. The group said that the results of the survey — conducted in February — reflect CEO optimism following the passage of the GOP tax law, but not the effects of President Trump's tariff announcement.

These results validate BRT's advocacy of smart and inclusive economic policies. Put into action, the survey results translate into more jobs and opportunity for all Americans.
— Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase and Chairman of Business Roundtable

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