The First Business Economic Survey Project

Each Fall, First Business takes the pulse of local businesses through an annual economic survey. The survey focuses on the current year's actual and next year's predicted: sales revenue, total operating costs, capital expenditures, profitability, number of employee, changes in wages, and changes in pricing. Results are broken down by geography, and reported to the public throughout December.

2014 Milwaukee Area Results

Annual First Business Economic Survey Results In: Milwaukee Area Businesses Report Record 2014 Performance with Strong Optimism for 2015

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2014 Dane County Results

First Business Economic Survey Results Indicate 2015 Should be a Very Good Year for Dane County Businesses.

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2014 Northeast Wisconsin Results

Business is Great in Northeast Wisconsin: Local Economic Survey Shows Business Owners Report Record-level Positive Performance in 2014 Coupled with Strong Optimism for 2015

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Cross-Regional Survey Results

to be released December 12

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Past Survey Results

The First Business Economic Survey project started in 2003. Historical results are archived and readily available.

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Survey Details

The 2014 survey was prepared by Dr. Moses Altsech, principal of Moses Altsech Consulting.

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