Ashley Kirzinger en Sangamon County Businesses See Economic Growth Amid Concerns <p>What do Sangamon County employers see in the year ahead?&nbsp; The <a href="">fall economic outlook survey</a> shows they have a positive outlook about their individual business and sector, but not about the overall economy.&nbsp; As for jobs, nearly half expect employment rates to stay stagnant. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:08:22 +0000 Sean Crawford 13430 at Sangamon County Businesses See Economic Growth Amid Concerns Sangamon County Survey Findings <p>While most say the county is a good place to live, work and raise kids, it's not all a rosy picture.&nbsp; It found crime is a concern, most want better roads and additional events like outdoor festivals and farmer's markets.&nbsp; But overall, the reviews were positive.&nbsp;</p><p>Dr. Ashley Kirzinger is Director of the University of Illinois Springfield Survey Research Office which called and asked residents more than 100 quality of life questions.&nbsp; She says it was surprising to find younger people have a brighter outlook for Sangamon County.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:37:06 +0000 Sean Crawford 4952 at Sangamon County Survey Findings Sangamon County Employers Have Mixed Outlook <p>The survey of employers find many have positive expectations for their own firms, but have a negative overall outlook for the coming year.&nbsp; <strong>Ashley Kirzinger</strong>, Director of the UIS Survey Research Office, spoke with us about the findings:</p><p>The <a href="">survey</a> is sponsored by the University of Illinois Springfield's Chancellor's Office, the Center for State Policy and Research at UIS and the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:29:07 +0000 Sean Crawford 1905 at Sangamon County Employers Have Mixed Outlook