The survey says ... region is growing

— “Our unemployment numbers never got very high. Our region is not just dependent on private sector jobs … so we were fortunate enough to have private sector business growth,” said Eagan. “As we look ahead and ways we continue to diversify our economy and grow our technology sector, we’re better positioned … for sustainable growth.”

The Business Climate Survey has been distributed to Capital District chambers for 26 years and is equally helpful to them as it is to the public, said Nolte.

“This is a very important tool for us at the chamber because we utilize this survey to put together programming because it speaks to us on what’s on our members’ minds, what’s important to them,” said Nolte.

According to the total survey area, 43.6 percent of respondents characterized the Capital Region’s economy as recovering, 44.8 percent expected it to prosper in the next several years and 43.1 percent recorded an inc

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