Skip to comments.Business leaders upbeat about Wisconsin 95 percent say state headed in right direction
Posted on 06/09/2012 11:07:35 AM PDT by KeyLargo
6/5/2012 5:15:00 AM
Report: Business leaders upbeat about Wisconsin 95 percent say state headed in right direction
Richard Moore Investigative Reporter
More than 60 percent of business leaders responding to an annual survey conducted by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce say they plan to hire workers in the next six months. Only a small number say they plan layoffs.
According to the survey of 182 businesses, 62 percent said they will bolster their work force numbers; only 2 percent said they will downsize. That compares to only 44 percent in December who said they will hire within six months, and 53 percent a year earlier.
According to the WMC - the state's largest business association representing more than 3,500 employers - chief executive officers in Wisconsin appear buoyed by an improved business climate.
In other findings in the Economic Outlook Survey, which was conducted in early May, 51 percent of WMC members indicated they will expand their operations in the Badger state in the next two years. That's the highest percentage in more than a decade, dwarfing the 18 percent who said they will expand in another state or nation during the same period.
Kurt R. Bauer, WMC president and CEO, said an "astounding" 95 percent of the CEOs surveyed said the state is headed in the right direction.
"Wisconsin businesses are creating jobs close to home for our families," Bauer said. "Our business climate is improving. Executives are confident about the direction of our state and they are investing in their businesses, creating jobs and raising wages. Our state is headed in the right direction."
Sooner rather than later
Bauer said some of the job creation will take place in the next six months, with 62 percent reporting they will create jobs through the end of the year.
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Would they maintain this belief, should Governor Walker, officially, become Mitt Romney’s VP pick?
Wow...I’ve never, ever seen 95% of any group agree upon something. This is astounding. And great news!
What do “business leaders” have to say about Obama, Congress and the direction of the US?
Amazing what happens when Democrats LOSE, isn’t it?
The democRats are going to have their collective asses handed to them this November and hopefully years to come.
Who cares what ‘business leaders’ think? The important thing here is what do the sodomites, occutards, ‘youth’ and union thugs think?