Exec-U-Net's Executive Talent Demand Index for the first quarter of 2000 increased 39% compared with the same period last year. Demand climbed most significantly for executives in the $200,000-to-$250,000 range, up 77%. "If the first quarter of this new century is any indication of what the future holds, it will be an exhilarating era for corporate executives," says David Opton, executive director for Exec-U-Net. "The current demand for human capital is creating many exciting career opportunities for executives." The index reports that demand for executives with salaries above $250,000 increased 56%, and demand in the $150,000 to $199,000 range rose 43%. Geographically, the West Coast led all other U.S. regions in executive demand with a 76% increase. By industry category, the demand for general-management executives showed the greatest increase at 71%. Exec-U-Net is a Web site dedicated to executive career management.