2014 Business Climate Survey




On behalf of the 495/MetroWest Partnership and our survey partners Framingham State University and the MetroWest 495BIZ publication of the Worcester Business Journal, we are pleased to share with you the results of our second annual Employer Survey. We would also like to thank our outreach partners and event panelists from the Corridor 9 Area, Marlborough Regional, MetroWest and Milford Area Chambers of Commerce.  Similar to last year's survey, sentiments among employers in the 495/MetroWest region are positive but demonstrate increased caution this year. As a public-private non-profit focused on ensuring the success of the regional economy, we hope you find the results, accompanying presentation, and media coverage informative. The Partnership will continue to use this data on the business conditions facing our employers with regional leaders and policymakers to advance our regional economy.

* Survey Results Presentation by Dr. Michael Harrison, Framingham State University Business Department


* Behind the Survey Data

(Guest Column by Paul Matthews, Executive Director of the 495/MetroWest Partnership)


* The MetroWest/495 economy: Slow and steady as it Grows

(MetroWest 495BIZ survey results publication)


August 28th Event Coverage:

* MetroWest Leaders call for more transportation, 'soft skills'  by Emily Micucci for MetroWest 495BIZ

* Survey shows businesses 'cautiosly optimistic' by Brian Benson for MetroWest Daily News





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