Roundtable Today: Business Conditions Survey and Index, 4th Quarter 2013
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Lisa Ventriss, President of Vermont Business Roundtable, Jeffrey Carr, President, Economic & Policy Resources, and Amanda Wassel, Research Assistant, Economic & Policy Resources, share results and trends of the 4th Quarter of 2013, from their new joint effort, the VBR/EPR Business Conditions Survey. - See more at: http://blog.vtroundtable.org/in-the-news/vbr-and-econcomic-policy-resources-partner-on-business-conditions-survey/#sthash.mMimoss5.dpuf
The goal of this new and important collaboration is to increase the economic representativeness and relevance of Roundtable member survey results as an economic indicator for the Vermont economy, its future trends and opportunities. A secondary goal will be to systematically collect data to construct a 4-quarter moving diffusion index to smooth seasonal volatility and more easily glean underlying trends. Specifically, the survey will obtain results that provide a more timely and representative view of business conditions in Vermont; the near-term outlook for the Vermont economy; and gauge business intentions for capital investment, demand for goods and services, and hiring. - See more at: http://blog.vtroundtable.org/in-the-news/vbr-and-econcomic-policy-resources-partner-on-business-conditions-survey/#sthash.mMimoss5.dpuf