Davis & Hodgdon Associates Semi-Annual Economic Survey
1.
Please check the top three issues facing your business in 2018:
Overtime compensation changes
Minimum wage changes (for those with minimum wage employees)
Federal Taxes
Vermont Taxes
Health insurance costs
Finding qualified employees
Sources of financing
Property tax (education funding)
Internet security
Succession planning
Housing
Other  
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2.

How would you describe the current state of Vermont's economy?

Improving
No change
Declining
Unsure/Do not know
3.

How would you describe the current state of the U.S. economy?

Improving
No change
Declining
Unsure/Do not know
4.

What is the one key business economic issue that you would like to see addressed by the state legislature?

 

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5.

How do you expect your company's sales to change in the next six months?

Increase by less than 10%
Increase by 10-30%
Increase by 30+%
Decrease by less than 10%
Decrease by 10-30%
Decrease by 30+%
No change
6.

How do you expect your company's capital spending to change in the next six months?

Increase by less than 10%
Increase by 10-30%
Increase by 30+%
Decrease by less than 10%
Decrease by 10-30%
Decrease by 30+%
No change
7.

How do you expect your company's employment to change in the next six months?

Increase staffing by 1-3 people
Increase staffing by 3+ people
Decrease staffing by 1-3 people
Decrease staffing by 3+ people
No change
8.
Which statements below reflect your mindset about doing business in Vermont over the last 6 months.
I love doing business in Vermont.
While doing business in Vermont has it's challenges, I'm committed to staying here because my customers/ clients/ products/ supply chain/ environment are here.
I have thought about closing my business or moving it out of state
Other  
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9.

Has Vermont's overall tax burden caused you to consider relocation of your residence in the last 12 months? 

Yes, plans were put in motion
Yes, but not serious consideration
No
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10.

Please indicate your business industry.

Agriculture
Artisan
Construction
Educational Services
Finance & Insurance
Health Care & Social Assistance
Hotel & Restaurant
Information
Manufacturing
Professional, Technical
Retail trade
Transportation & Warehousing
Utilities
Wholesale Trade
Other  
11.

County of Headquarters:

Addison
Bennington
Caledonia
Chittenden
Essex
Franklin
Grand Isle
Lamoille
Orange
Orleans
Rutland
Washington
Windham
Windsor
12.

Please indicate the scope of your marketplace.

Exclusive to Vermont
Multi-state
National
International
13.

If the scope of your marketplace is at the multi-state, national, and/or international level, please indicate the percentage of your business done outside of Vermont.

Less than 25%
25-50%
50-75%
75+%
14.

Please identify your total annual revenue in fiscal year 2017.

$0 - $250k
$251k - $1M
$1.1M - $3M
$3M+
15.

Please indicate your business' total number of employees including self.

1 - 10
11 - 25
26 - 50
51 - 75
75+
16.
Please enter the information indicated below if you would like additional information including results. (optional)

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First Name:
Last Name:
Company Name:
Email Address:
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17.

Would you be willing to discuss your survey answers?

Yes
No
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