Monday, May 9, 2011

Survey finds local business owners more optimistic

Sangamon County business owners are in a better mood compared with last fall.

A spring economic outlook survey by the University of Illinois Springfield found that one-third of business owners expect the local economy to grow at least some in the next year. Last fall, only 18 percent expressed that sentiment.

Nearly 40 percent of business owners surveyed said they are optimistic about their own businesses, also up from 18 percent in the fall. UIS conducts the survey in the spring and fall for the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

The survey was featured in an May 8, 2011, article by The State Journal-Register.

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