This is called ‘polishing a turd’
The rate of growth HAS TO BE 3% or more for all of their budget projections to work
2.5% is a half point LESS than the minimum needed to sustain growth
Any figure less than 3% is considered very bad
I’m going to be curious about October’s numbers. The spike last quarter could have easily been due to many businesses closing out there fiscal year and making purchases for tax benefits.