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Chamber Sees Optimism In Survey Results

Last week the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber shared results of a survey given to attendees at its annual Horizons Economic Forecast event. For those respondants, at least, the Chamber found that things are generally looking up.

According to respondents, none feel their company’s economic fortunes will be worse in 2014 that in 2013.  Fully two-thirds believe their company’s fortunes will be better than the previous year.  Those feeling the same about prospects are almost unchanged, but the shift has been up in those feeling that way too. That’s a ripple shift of about 5 to 9 percent, depending on category, from 2013 to 2014.

Responses also showed some positive expectations for hiring. The optimism of those surveyed was somewhat tempered by a sense that their personal situation would be roughly the same. 

The Chamber's summary of the results, in response to their own question "is the glass half empty or half full?" leans toward an overall sense of cautious optimism: "the glass is definitely beginning to fill."

How is your glass looking?


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