U.S. Bankers Voice New Optimism as Businesses Line Up for Loans

U.S. Bankers Voice New Optimism as Businesses Line Up for Loans

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1stwisconsinbldgLoans to businesses have risen to a record high and bank executives say they are increasingly optimistic about the U.S. economy.

Increasing demand for bank loans often is a prelude to higher economic growth. With the U.S. government budget crisis fixed for now and Europe showing signs of economic recovery, companies feel more comfortable borrowing to invest in machinery, factories, and buildings.

(READ the story from Reuters)

Photo: First Wisconsin Bank headquarters, Milwaukee

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