Since 2007 Siena Research Institute (SRI) has been conducting an annual survey of Upstate New York Business Leaders. The Business Leaders Study measures the perceptions that business leaders have of the current and future business conditions for Upstate New York including: business leaders' confidence, expectations for revenues, profits, labor force and challenges for the year ahead.
View and download the Upstate New York Business Leader 10 year report here.
2018 Study Release
Siena College: 11th Annual Upstate New York Business Leader Survey
Overall CEO Confidence Slips as Future Expectations Fall
Revenue & Profits Predicted to Drop Slightly; Hiring Holds at 37%; Fixed Asset Acquisitions Targeted to Increase
Business Leaders Say Health Care Costs, Regulation Hurt Bottom Line; Growing Number Now Confident Federal Govt. Will Improve Business Climate; Pluralities Say Health of National Economy, Business Taxes on Right Track
Half of CEO’s Aware of Disruptive Technologies; 73% See as Opportunity but Aside from Internet and Cloud, Adoption Slow
The Upstate Business Leader study focuses on four areas: CEO confidence, CEO plans for the coming year, CEO assessment of the local market and CEO obstacles, challenges and their relationship with the federal and state government.
The study reveals business leaders' expectations for revenue, profit, fixed asset investment, and workforce size and provides the unique "Business Leader Index Score."