First Niagara Business Leaders Study
Since 2007 First Niagara has sponsored an annual survey of Upstate New York Business Leaders, conducted by the Siena Research Institute (SRI). The same survey was carried out in Pennsylvania since 2009. In 2011, First Niagara and SRI debuted the survey in Southwestern New England, surveying business leaders in both Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Business Leaders Study measures the perceptions that business leaders have of the current and future business conditions for Upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts including: business leaders' confidence, expectations for revenues, profits, labor force and challenges for the year ahead.