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Prosperity Pulse

2nd Quarter Prosperity Pulse is Live!

July 20, 2021 If you are the owner or senior manager of an Ohio business, we want to hear from you! We are looking for business owners across Ohio to share their thoughts on the current conditions of Ohio’s economy, what issues are facing their operations, and how they see the business climate changing in […]

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1st Quarter 2021 Prosperity Pulse Results Released

Ohio Businesses See Continued Economic Improvement, Share Concerns About Further Disruption and Hiring Woes May 27, 2021 The Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation released the findings of its quarterly Prosperity Pulse business leader survey today.  The 1st Quarter findings of 2021 show: The statewide Prosperity Pulse Index measured at 112, a rebound from the […]

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Ohio Business Leaders Remain Optimistic Despite Turbulent Close to 2020

March 3, 2021 COLUMBUS, OH –The Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation released the findings of its quarterly Prosperity Pulse business leader survey today.  The 4th Quarter findings of 2020 show:  The statewide Prosperity Pulse index measured at 93.8, a drop from the 3rd quarter reading of 104 as businesses are uncertain about the timing […]

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Ohio business leaders see continued improvement in the economy but show concern that tougher months may be ahead again.

November 18, 2020 COLUMBUS, OH –The Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation released the findings of its quarterly Prosperity Pulse business leader survey today.  The 3rd Quarter findings of 2020 show: The statewide Prosperity Pulse index measured at 104.0, continuing a rebound from the difficult economic landscape of the spring, while still showing room for […]

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Ohio business leaders are still uncertain about an economic path forward

August 27, 2020 COLUMBUS, OH –The Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation released the findings of its quarterly Prosperity Pulse business leader survey today.  The 2nd Quarter findings of 2020 show: The statewide Prosperity Pulse index measured at 93.0, a rebound from the previous low-water mark of 51 but indicating continued below-average economic conditions as the business community has gradually re-opened. […]

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Business leaders express pessimism about near-term future of Ohio’s economy

May 6, 2020 COLUMBUS, OH –The Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation released the findings of its quarterly Prosperity Pulse business leader survey today.  The 1st Quarter findings of 2020 show: The statewide Prosperity Pulse index measured at 51.0, an all-time low for the survey and the first result in survey history signaling below-average economic […]

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Economic sentiment boosted at year’s end by strong performance and trade agreements.

March 5, 2020 COLUMBUS, OH –The Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation released the findings of its quarterly business leader’s survey today.  The 4th Quarter findings of 2019 reveal the following: The statewide Prosperity Pulse measured at 118.0, an improvement from the 3rd Quarter index of 106.8. Increases in expected profits, job openings and overall […]

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Business leaders wary of future uncertainty but expect a strong close to the year

December 5. 2019 COLUMBUS, OH –The Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation released the findings of its quarterly business leader’s survey today.  The 3rd Quarter findings of 2019 reveal the following: The statewide Prosperity Pulse measured at 106.8, declining from the previous mark of 119.6. Increases in hiring plans and current overall economic outlook, paired […]

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Business Leaders Feel Confident After a Strong First Quarter

May 13, 2019 COLUMBUS, OH –The Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation released the findings of its quarterly business leader’s survey today.  The 1st Quarter findings of 2019 reveal the following: The statewide Prosperity Pulse measured at 121.8, a sharp rebound from the previous index of 103.5. Increases in expected profits, current job openings, and […]

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Despite Temporary Uncertainty, Ohio Businesses Plan to Keep Hiring

March 20, 2019 COLUMBUS, OH –The Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation released the findings of its quarterly Prosperity Pulse business leader’s survey today.  The 4th quarter findings of 2018 reveal the following: The statewide Prosperity Pulse measured at 103.5, a drop from the previous record high of 139.9. A decrease in planned capital expenditures […]

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