Vermont Business Round Table/EPR first Quarter 2015 Business Conditions Survey Released (March 2015)
The VBR/EPR Business Conditions Survey for the first quarter of 2015 has been released. For the fourth quarter in a row most responses said that the state's business outlook was neutral to mildly optimistic. Employers continue to have difficulty finding qualified workers, with a majority of employers expressing negative outlooks for finding qualified workers. In a first for the survey, the Professional/Technical Services sector had the most optimistic outlook.
Watch EPR's Amanda Wassel discuss the survey online and find broadcast times here:
Also read the report here:
The Business Conditions Survey is conducted in partnership between the Vermont Business Roundtable and Economic & Policy Resources. The nine question survey of the 97 members of the Vermont Business Roundtable captures a glimpse of how Vermont business leaders see the state economy. The survey asks business leaders how their businesses have fared in the recent past and how they view the future. Sentiments regarding the current and expected business climate and the expected impact on hiring and investing decisions are also surveyed. Included in the standard survey is a question asking roundtable members for opinions on a current debate in public policy. Along with providing a snapshot of the Vermont business climate, the survey allows Vermonters to see how these markers change over time.