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Summit Economics asking for business climate input

Summit Economics is conducting a 2013 business climate survey for the Pikes Peak region. The survey, sponsored by Cheyenne Mountain Civic Solutions, will gather perspectives on the local business climate. The survey takes about 10 to 12 minutes for most respondents and Summit says it’s best to complete the survey in a single setting. To… Continue Reading Summit Economics asking for business climate input

Ease up on government regulations, survey says

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Small business owners and managers say government red tape keeps them from creating new jobs. A national survey finds that 69 percent of small business owners and managers believe complicated government regulations are “major impediments to the creation of new jobs.” Of those surveyed, 68 percent said that more businesses are investing in new technology… Continue Reading Ease up on government regulations, survey says

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Small business owners say online is the place to be – that is where they gain and target prospective customers. Small business owners are putting an increased emphasis on establishing and promoting themselves online to network and increase their customer base, according to a survey by Manta, an online site for small businesses. Ninety percent… Continue Reading Most small business owners are marketing online

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Workers are stressed, survey finds

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Two out of three people say the stress level at work is high, according to a Right Management survey. According to the survey, 64 percent of workers rate stress as high, while 24 percent say it is medium. A mere 11 percent rated their workplace stress as low. “When asked, employees will usually say their… Continue Reading Workers are stressed, survey finds

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Small businesses say demand is biggest issue

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Small business owners say their main concern is weak customer demand – not the regulatory environment. Owners polled said the number one thing that would lead to creating jobs – eliminate incentives to move jobs overseas. Reducing regulations came in fifth place. Small business owners see government standards as an important tool to level the… Continue Reading Small businesses say demand is biggest issue

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A new survey says salaried U.S. workers can expect another year of modest raises in 2012. After increasing salaries by 2.6 percent this year and last year, companies are planning a 2.8 percent bump in 2012, benefits and human resources consultancy Towers Watson reported Monday. That’s somewhat smaller than raises in the last decade. From… Continue Reading Survey: Small raises for salaried workers in 2012

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Despite mixed financial signals, rural bankers who responded to a survey in 10 Midwest and Plains states apparently are growing optimistic about the regional economy. The Rural Mainstreet economic report for October says its economic confidence index, which reflects expectations for the economy six months out, rose to 57.3 from 54.9 in September and 46.0… Continue Reading Midwest survey suggests growing economic optimism

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Beginning in January, seven organizations with a stake in the future of Front Range transportation planning will collaborate to survey more than 1,500 Pikes Peak region households to anticipate future travel habits. The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments has joined with three other Front Range Metropolitan Planning Agencies and three government organizations to survey… Continue Reading PPACG partners for regional travel survey

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A new survey finds growing confidence in Americans’ ability to pay for health care costs, but it’s young adults who are most supportive of health reform plans. A Thomson Reuters survey published Monday found that “fewer Americans are afraid that they will be unable to pay for healthcare services and fewer expect to postpone medical… Continue Reading More people confident they can pay medical bills

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