The 7th Annual Upstate New York Business Leader Survey was conducted from October 21 – December 31, 2013 among four upstate metropolitan statistical areas: Albany (Capital Region), Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse.
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CURRENT BUSINESS CONDITIONS: As you think about the current business or economic conditions in New York as compared to six months ago, would you say they are considerably better, a little better, about the same, a little worse, or considerably worse?
PROFITABILITY EXPECTATIONS: Continuing to focus on your company, please think quickly about profitability. Between today and the end of the calendar year 2014 do you expect your profits to growsubstantially, grow moderately, stay about the same, decrease moderately or decrease substantially?
PROFIT ENHANCEMENT STRATEGY: Businesses and the executives that direct them strive to enhance profitability in many ways. Through which of the following strategies do you plan to MOST enhance your firm's profitability over the next year?
HIRING EXPECTATIONS: Now thinking about the people that work for your company, do you intend to substantially increase, moderately increase, remain about the same or decrease your workforce between today and the end of 2014?
CONFIDENCE IN NY GOVERNMENT TO IMPROVE BUSINESS CLIMATE: How confident are you in the ability of the government of the State of New York to improve the business climate for businesses like yours here in New York over the next year?
CONFIDENCE IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO IMPROVE BUSINESS CLIMATE: How confident are you in the ability of the federal government to improve the business climate for businesses like yours here in New York over the next year? Are you...
BUSINESS CLIMATE OF LOCAL AREA: Thinking specifically about your immediate geographic area, including yours and adjacent counties, is the general business climate improving, staying the same or worsening?
INDUSTRY WILL POSITIVELY IMPACT LOCAL AREA: Which SINGLE industry sector do you think will have the greatest positive impact on the economic vitality of your geographic area in the next three to five years?