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April 23, 2014, 12:59 pm
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Local Business Owners Have Mixed Feelings On Economic Outlook


Local business owners are generally positive about their own prospects for the coming year… but less optimistic about the outlook for the rest of Sangamon County. 

 

A new survey from the University of Illinois Springfield finds about 40-percent expect the local job picture to stay the same… while just over 30-percent expect at least modest job growth in the next 12 months, and just under 30-percent expect at least small declines.

 

The state of Illinois’s ongoing fiscal problems are also weighing heavily on the minds of local business owners.  80-percent say the state’s budget crisis will have a negative impact on their own bottom line in the coming year. 

 

The local health-care sector is the most optimistic about their own growth in the next 12 months, while employers in the education sector have the least positive outlook.

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