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Study Finds Ohio’s Business Income Deduction (BID) Boosts Ohio’s Economy, Helps Keep Small Businesses Open

April 7, 2021 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Today, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation released its latest report, “Economic Impact of the Business Income Deduction in Ohio,” paired with the accompanying study conducted by Ernst & Young (EY), “Analysis of Ohio’s Business Income Tax Incentives,” which represents the first comprehensive economic impact analysis of the […]

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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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Businesses and workers are left frustrated by the “benefit cliff”

June 13, 2019 In a recent survey of business leaders, the Research Foundation found that 18.6%, or nearly 1 in 5 businesses, had in some way experienced issues with hiring, promoting, or increasing wages for their employees, due to concerns that increased income would result in losing some form of public assistance. This scenario is […]

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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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4th Quarter Prosperity Pulse results

The Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation released the findings of its quarterly business leader’s survey today.  The Quarter 4 findings and 2017 wrap up reveal the following: The statewide Prosperity Pulse jumped from 5.0 in Q3 to 5.4 in Q4 and is projected to keep moving upward. The cause of the upward movement can […]

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3Q Prosperity Pulse Highlight Reel

Participate in our 2017 4Q survey: http://sgiz.mobi/s3/Fourth-Quarter-2017-Chamber-Research-Foundation-Survey 

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Ohio business leaders remain optimistic as workforce worries grow.

3rd Quarter Prosperity Pulse Results. The Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation released the findings of its quarterly business leader’s survey today.  The Quarter 3 findings reveal the following: The statewide Prosperity Pulse moved down slightly from 5.1 to 5.0. The cause of the downward movement can be directly contributed to a decrease in capital investment […]

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Quarter 2, 2017 Prosperity Pulse Key Findings

After several weeks of surveys and data analysis, we have released the Quarter 2, Prosperity Pulse findings.  Ohio business leaders are optimistic about the economy, but worry about their workforce.Our key findings: The statewide Prosperity Pulse moved up slightly from a 5.0 to 5.1 in Q2, with an anticipated uptick for Q3 at 5.4. Although […]

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Top 10 Barriers Ohio Companies Face when Attracting/Hiring Talent

The Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation conducts a quarterly survey – #ProsperityPulse- sent to Ohio business leaders (Owners, Presidents, CEO’s, CFO’s & COO’s).  Our first quarter survey in 2017 revealed that our business leaders were VERY concerned about their future workforce.  In the second quarter survey, we asked them to specifically list barriers they […]

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